Zimbabwe has secured a spot in rowing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
2003 Zimbabwe Junior Sports person of the year Peter Purcell-Gilpin. Peter started rowing at the age of 13has represented Zimbabwe at the World Rowing Junior Championships in the junior men’s double sculls. Finished an impressive 7th in the 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup in Sydney qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games after he finished 2nd in the final.
Peter Gilpin is married to 2 time Zimbabwe Olympian Micheen Thorncroft. By qualifying for the 2020 Olympic games Peter Gilpin and Micheen Thorncroft become the first couple to ever compete in rowing at the Olympic games.