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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 10th (lightweight double scull)

Recent Performances

  • 6th (lightweight single) - 2012 World Cup 3 (Munich, Germany)
  • 2nd (lightweight pair) - 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • 5th (lightweight pair) - 2011 World Championships (Bled, Slovenia)
  • 1st (lightweight eight) - 2011 World Championships (Bled, Slovenia)
  • 4th (lightweight four) - 2011 World Cup 3 (Lucerne, Switzerland)
  • 1st (lightweight four) - 2011 Australian Rowing Championships (West Lakes, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Winning gold at the U/23 World Champs in 2003 (ligthweight men's four)
  • Winning 5 Penrith Cup Victories (interstate men's lightweight four)

Interesting Facts

  • Tasmanian rower Tom Gibson will make his second Olympic appearance in London in the men's lightweight double scull with teammate Rod Chisholm. The pair placed second in the final of the Olympic qualifying regatta in Lucerne, a race that they needed to finish in gold or silver medal spot to qualify. They pushed through the race, taking the lead ahead of USA to finish behind Hungary and secure their Olympic berth.
  • Gibson competed at the Beijing 2008 Games although the campaign did not go smoothly. Gibson endured an injury-plagued 2008 campaign, suffering two rib stress fractures. His teammate in the lightweight double scull was fellow Tasmanian Sam Beltz who broke his coccyx in the lead up and then caught gastro during the Games. Despite these setbacks, the duo finished 10th.
  • In 2011, Gibson broke through with a gold medal at the World Championships in Bled, winning as part of the lightweight eight. It was his fifth World Championship campaign having won bronze in 2004, also in the lightweight eight.
  • Gibson completed a sports science degree at University and works as a Rehab Coordinator.


Years on national team



Brett Crow (2007 - current)
John Driesson (2001 - current)

Primary Training Base

Hobart, Australia


Huon Rowing Club (TAS, Australia)


Tasmanian Institute of Sport, Hobart



Princess Street Primary School (TAS, Australia)


The Hutchins School (TAS, Australia)


Bachelor of Health Science (Spt Sci) - Deakin Uni (2003 - 2008)

Rowing Team

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