Rio 2016 was Pete's third Olympic Games. Peter competed in the lightweight double with Storm Uru at two previous games: Beijing where the duo finished seventh and London where they won a bronze medal.

In 2015 Peter Taylor was part of the lightweight men's double that failed to qualify for the Olympic Games finishing 13th overall. Prior to this Peter was part of the New Zealand lightweight four that were world silver medallists in consecutive years, 2013 and 2014.

Peter was born in Wellington and began his rowing career as a coxswain at Wellington College in 1997 before becoming an oarsman in 1999.

Outside of rowing Peter enjoys spending time with his wife Lauren and their brown Labrador Rudy.

Peter Taylor was born in Lower Hutt in 1984. He attended Wellesley College and then Wellington College. He began rowing while in the third form at Wellington College, encouraged into the sport by a friend. Never particularly big, he was a cox at first, but by the time he was 15 he was rowing.

Taylor was part of the winning Wellington College Maadi Cup Springbok Shield four, and rowed for the Star Boating Club in Wellington, and for Victoria University (two Blues) before heading to Auckland to finish his degree and further his rowing career.

After gaining a B Comm, he worked as a business consultant for Deloitte in Auckland, while rowing for the Auckland Rowing Club. Then he became part of the national rowing squad and moved his base to the Waikato.

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Peter's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

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    • Rowing (Lightweight Four - Men)
      Lightweight Men's Four Finals A 6:28:14
      Lightweight Men's Four Semifinals 6:08:96 Q
      Lightweight Men's Four Heats 6:03:34 Q
      Placed 5 of 13
  • Olympic Summer Games London 2012

    • Rowing (Lightweight Double Scull - Men)
      Final A 6:40.86
      Semifinal A/B 1 6:36.71 FA
      Heat 2 6:37.02 S_A/B
      3
  • Olympic Summer Games Beijing 2008

    • Rowing (Lightweight Double Scull - Men)
      Final B 6:27.14
      Semifinal A/B - Race 02 6:30.53
      Heat 04 6:16.78
      Placed 7 of 20