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Meet ‘the last of rowing’s posh boys’

Constantine Louloudis
Louloudis will spend the autumn back-packing around Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile
European Rowing Championships
Venue: Brandenburg, Germany Dates: 6-8 May
Coverage: Sunday’s finals live on Red Button, BBC Sport website & BBC Sport app from 08:30 BST; commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 11:00 BST; highlights on BBC Two from 13:00 BST

His grandfather was a Viscount, his mother is a lady-in-waiting for Princess Anne, and a portrait of himself hangs in a dusty hall at Eton. Constantine Louloudis is aware of how it looks.

“Let’s just say I’m conscious there are other people who would, uhm, be better mouthpieces for the sport,” says the 24-year-old classics graduate and Boat Race stalwart, who will race at this weekend’s European Rowing Championship as part of Britain’s blue riband men’s four.

Yet while poking around in a family tree as noble as his does little to help rid rowing of the lingering whiff of elitism, Louloudis is now very much the exception in the GB squad.

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