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Zac Purchase

 

Zachary (Zac) Jake N. Purchase born 2nd May 1986 is an English rower. Born in Cheltenham, Purchase started rowing in 1999 at the King's School, Worcester. He competed at the Junior World Rowing Championships in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 he competed on the World Cup circuit in the lightweight men's single sculls, finishing fourth at Dorney Lake and second at Munich-Oberschleissheim.

Purchase became under-23 world champion at the 2005 world U-23 championships at Amsterdam, before taking silver at the 2005 World Rowing Championships at Gifu, Japan.

In 2006, Purchase continued in the lightweight men's single and won his first World Cup event at Lucerne, before becoming the World Champion at the 2006 World Rowing Championships at Dorney Lake. He is the current Lightweight single sculling world record holder and runs a company developing websites.

In 2007 he partnered Mark Hunter in the Great Britain Lightweight Men's Double Scull. They medalled at each World Cup Regatta through the season. At the World Rowing Championships in Munich-Oberschleissheim they won a Bronze medal. The following year, their double dominated the lightweight event, winning all of their races, and finishing the season as Olympic champions.

Achievements:

Olympics

2008 Beijing – Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

World Championships

2007 Munich – Bronze, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

2006 Eton - Gold, Lightweight Single Scull

2005 Gifu - Silver, Lightweight Single Scull

World Cups

2008 Poznan - Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

2008 Lucerne - Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

2008 Munich - Gold, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

2007 Lucerne - Bronze, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

2007 Amsterdam - Silver, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

2007 Linz - Silver, Lightweight Double Scull (bow)

2006 Lucerne - Gold, Lightweight Single Scull

2005 Munich - Silver, Lightweight Single Scull

2005 Eton - 4th, Lightweight Single Scull

 

Collectables Signed By Zac Purchase