With less than a month to go before the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics, these are the men and women who will be representing Great Britain in rowing.

The 47-strong GB Rowing Team for the 2016 Rio Olympics has now been finalised.

It is the largest GB Rowing Team to ever compete in an Olympic Games.

Olympic gold medallists 37-year-old Andrew T Hodge and 34-year-old Pete Reed, along with Scott Durant, 28, Tom Ransley, 30, 27-year-old Matt Gotrel, Paul Bennett, 27, Matt Langridge, 33, Will Satch, 27, and 36-year-old cox Phelan Hill will make up the men’s eight.

Ransley, Langridge and Hill were men’s eight bronze medallists in London 2012, while Satch won bronze in the men’s pair.

See pictures of some of the GB Rowing Team below

Gotrel, a former international sailor who swapped to rowing at university, Bennett and Durant will be making their Olympic debuts.

All three have been in either World gold medal winning crews or on the World podium in other boat classes.

Meanwhile, rowing duo 30-year-old Alan Sinclair and Stewart Innes, 25, will race as the men’s pair at Rio.

Olympic Champions Helen Glover, 30, and Heather Stanning, 31, will return to defend their 2012 title in the women’s pair, while Alex Gregory will also look to defend his men’s four gold from London 2012.

Gregory, 32, will race alongside 28-year-old Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash, 26, and Constantine Louloudis, 24, who were all bronze medallists at London 2012.

Olympic lightweight women’s double scull champion Katherine Copeland, 25, will seek to defend her crown in Rio alongside Olympic debutante 30-year-old Charlotte Taylor. Both were World Championship silver medallists last year.

The equivalent lightweight men’s double scull will feature London 2012 lightweight men’s four silver medallist Richard Chambers, 31, with another first-time Olympian Will Fletcher, aged 26. The duo also won World silver in 2015.

26-year-old Peter Chambers, Richard’s younger brother, will race with his London 2012 silver medal winning crew-mate Chris Bartley, 32, in a lightweight four which includes Jono Clegg, 26, and Mark Aldred, 29, for Rio 2016.

Zoe de Toledo, 28, will cox the women’s eight who have already been crowned European Champions and twice world cup silver medallists in 2016.

This crew features 35-year-old Frances Houghton, who’s set for her fifth Olympic Games appearance, while 2013 World women’s pair champion Polly Swann, 28, will enjoy her first Olympic outing.

Team GB will have a strong sculling squad in Rio with London 2012 bronze medallist Alan Campbell, 33, racing in the single scull, while Jonathan Walton, 25, and John Collins, 27, will contest the men’s double scull.

Peter Lambert, 29, Sam Townsend, 30, Angus Groom, 24, and 27-year-old Graeme Thomas are set for the quadruple sculls.

Team GB has also announced that 28-year-old Vicki Meyer-Laker will be the reserve for the open-weight women’s squad.

Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell, 28, and Matthew Tarrant, 26, will support the Olympic open-weight men’s sweep team, while reigning World and European Champion, Sam Scrimgeour, 28, will also travel to Rio as the lightweight men’s reserve.

The GB Rowing Team has won at least one gold medal at every Olympic Games since 1984.

The selected athletes are:

Men’s Pair

Alan Sinclair

Stewart Innes


Men’s Four

Alex Gregory

Mohamed Sbihi

George Nash

Constantine Louloudis


Men’s Eight

Scott Durant

Tom Ransley

Andrew T Hodge

Matt Gotrel

Pete Reed

Paul Bennett

Matt Langridge

Will Satch

Phelan Hill (cox)


Men’s Single

Alan Campbell


Men’s Double

Jonathan Walton

John Collins


Men’s Quad

Peter Lambert

Sam Townsend

Angus Groom

Graeme Thomas


Men’s spares

Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell

Mat Tarrant


Women’s Pair

Helen Glover

Heather Stanning


Women’s Eight

Katie Greves

Melanie Wilson

Frances Houghton

Polly Swann

Jessica Eddie

Olivia Carnegie-Brown

Karen Bennett

Zoe Lee

Zoe de Toledo (cox)


Women’s double

Victoria Thornley

Katherine Grainger


Women’s open-weight reserve

Vicki Meyer-Laker


Men’s Lightweight Four

Chris Bartley

Mark Aldred

Jono Clegg

Peter Chambers


Men’s Lightweight Double Scull

Will Fletcher

Richard Chambers


Women’s Lightweight Double Scull

Charlotte Taylor

Katherine Copeland


Lightweight men’s spare

Sam Scrimgeour