Scholar wins Silver Medal at Beijing Olympics

20 August 2008

1998 Marshall Scholar Josh West wins Silver Medal

Josh West

Josh West, 1998 Marshall Scholar, rowed in Great Britain's 8 to win a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday 17 August 2008. The Marshall Commission congratulates him and his team members on this great achievement.

"Twice a World Championship silver medallist, a World Championship bronze medallist and four times Cambridge Blue, Josh represented GB in the eight at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He raced in the eight in the 2007 World Cup series winning a bronze medal in Amsterdam. Josh won a bronze medal at the 2007 World Championships in the eight. He raced in the eight in the 2008 World Cup series finishing 2nd, 3rd and 1st." Team GB website.

Josh undertook a PhD in Earth Sciences at Caius College, Cambridge on his Marshall Scholarship and is now a NERC Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Josh is not the first Marshall to participate in the Olympics, Monty Hoyt, 1967 Marshall Scholar, skated in the Winter Olympics 1964 and was US Champion Figure Skater 1962