Henley Business School MBA Alex Partridge wins bronze at Olympics

6 August 2012

Henley Business School MBA Alex Partridge wins bronze at Olympics

Current Henley Business School MBA, Alex Partridge, and University of Reading Zoology graduate, Ric Egington's, fine performances won bronze medals in one of the rowing races at the London 2012 Olympic Games...

Current Henley Business School MBA, Alex Partridge, and University of Reading Zoology graduate, Ric Egington's, fine performances won bronze medals in one of the rowing races at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The duo formed part of the Men's Eight crew. The Eight bravely went all out for the gold medal and were leading three-quarters of the way through the race but just faded in the last 250 metres.

Anna, Alex Gregory, Ric and Alex Partridge are four of the ten University of Reading alumni/students that made the GB rowing squad, the highest number from any UK university. All the rowers say they have benefitted from the University of Reading's strong support and world-class facilities.

Members of the University of Reading in the Great Britain Olympic Squad

Alex Partridge (Current student on Henley Business School MBA programme)

2012 Olympic crew: Men's Eight

Past achievements: Olympic silver medallist 2008 - men's eight; three times World Champion 2009, 2006 and 2005 - men's four; World Silver Medallist 2011 - men's eight

Alex on his MBA, training and career:

"I was a much better athlete whilst doing the MBA, I used the personal coaching element to reflect during my rowing training days. I used reasoning, rationale skills and the ability to separate myself, this allowed me to focus a lot better."

"For my career, both my medal and my MBA will give me the best opportunity to get my foot in the door of prospective companies, I want to succeed as much as I have in my rowing career."

Jonty Clarke (BSC, Economics, 2002)

2012 GB Men's Hockey Squad

Past achievements: Team GB in Beijing Olympics, gold at the European Hockey Championships, 2009

Anna Watkins (Current student, studying for a PhD in Maths)

2012 Olympic crew: Women's Double Scull 

Past achievements: Olympic bronze medallist 2008, 2011 and 2010 World Champion; 2009 World silver medallist - women's double scull. 

Bill Lucas (BA Politics and International Relations 2009)

2012 Olympic crew: Men's Double Scull (with Sam Townsend)

Past achievements: 2010 World finalist - men's quadruple scull; World U23 champion 2008 - men's double scull. 

Charles Cousins (BSc Psychology 2010)

2012 Olympic crew: Men's Quadruple Scull

Past achievements: 2010 World finalist - men's quadruple scull; World U23 Champion 2008 - men's double scull. 

Natasha Page (BA Art 2007)

2012 Olympic crew: Women's Eight

Past achievements: World Bronze medalist 2011; Olympic finalist 2008 (She was selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the women's eight and finished 5th) World finalist 2010 - women's eight.

Ric Egington (BSc Zoology 2001)

2012 Olympics: Men's Eight

Past achievements: World Champion, 2011 - men's four; Olympic silver medallist 2008 - men's eight; 2009 World Champion - men's four.

Sam Townsend (BSc Rural Environmental Sciences 2010)

2012 Olympic crew: Men's Double Scull

Past achievements: 2010 World finalist - men's quadruple scull. 

Debbie Flood (BSc Physiology and Biochemistry 2005)

Past achievements: Gold 2010 World Championships, Olympic Silver medallist 2004, 2008,

2012 Olympic crew: Women's Quadruple Scull

Alex Gregory (BSc Geography 2006)

2012 Olympic crew: Men's Fours

Past achievements: Gold medallist 2009, 2011 World Championship

Adam Freeman-Pask  (current student studying for a PhD in Biological Sciences)

2012 Olympic crew: lightweight reserve

Past achievements: gold in three 2012 World Cup races, 6th in the 2010 World Rowing Championships.