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Athlete profile
Tom Gibson

5 World Championships, 1 Olympic Games

  • 2011 World Rowing Championships – GOLD MEDAL lightweight men’s eight
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games –
    10th men’s lightweight double scull
  • 2007 World Rowing Championships –
    4th men’s lightweight double scull
  • 2006 World Rowing Championships –
    4th men’s lightweight double scull
  • 2005 World Rowing Championships –
    4th men’s lightweight four
  • 2004 World Rowing Championships –
    BRONZE MEDAL men's lightweight eight

Nickname: Gibbo
Home town: Hobart
Place of residence: Hobart
Occupation: Rehab coordinator
Club: Huon Rowing Club
Began rowing: 1999
Date of birth: 6/5/82
Height: 182cm
Weight: 73kg
Favourite food: Roast chicken
Favourite book: Marching Powder
Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption
School: The Hutchins School, Hobart
Current coach: John Driesson
Institute/Academy: TIS
Rowing career highlight(s): 2005 Worlds Champs, 4th LM4-; 2004 Worlds, bronze LM8+; 2003 U/23 Worlds, gold LM4-; 2002 U/23 Worlds, bronze LM4-; Penrith Cup, 2006, 2005 & 2004, 2006 World Champs 4th LM2x
Professional goals: Finish my sport science degree and either continue study or obtain a job in the area of cardiac physiology and rehab.
Sporting hero: Dermott Brereton
Interests: Fishing
Favourite Sporting Team: Hawthorn
What would you do if you won $10 million dollars? Retire
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Orford, Tasmania
When I was growing up I wanted to be a: Fisherman

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