Zac's News


03.02.2014 News / Press

2008 Olympic champion Zac Purchase has not ruled out future sporting challenges but has called time on a rowing career which also saw him take Olympic silver in London. Purchase, with Mark Hunter, competed in the lightweight double scull - an event for which both men had to keep their...

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Business lunch club launched to support sporting talent

27.04.2013 Press

OLYMPIC gold medallist Zac Purchase, the most successful British lightweight rower of all time, launched a new business lunch club yesterday. And two rising sports stars from the county were also given a huge boost when they were presented with grants. The SportsAid Lunch Club, which will meet twice a...

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Olympic gold medal winner at sport lunch

21.03.2013 Press

Olympic gold medallist Zac Purchase MBE is to speak at a charity lunch in Bury St Edmunds next month. The rower – who also took silver at London 2012, but famously looked distraught when interviewed by the BBC’s John Inverdale – also won three world titles during his nine-year career...

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Rower inspires Berinsfield pupils to go for gold

28.01.2013 Press

THRILLED Charlie Riordan looks like he is about to burst with excitement as he takes his turn holding an Olympic medal. The five-year-old, above left, and his friends at Berinsfield Community Primary School passed round the medals won by Olympic rower Zac Purchase, who visited the school in Wimblestraw Road...

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Zac Purchase inspires a new generation of athletes

04.01.2013 Press

Double Olympic medallist Zac Purchase is keeping the spirit of London 2012 alive by inspiring the sporting stars of tomorrow. The lightweight rower, who took gold in Beijing and silver in the summer, was at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre to support two high-energy ventures. The Berkshire School Games Ambassador...

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