By Graham Morrison, August 18, 2008
Josh West, the only Jewish athlete in the Great Britain squad, helped the men's eight to silver in Beijing.
West, who was part of the men's eight who finished in ninth place in Athens, said: "We were out there racing for the gold, but silver is still amazing. It's a very different experience being out there at the top rather than at the bottom."
Originally from Santa Fe, USA, the 31-year-old, who helped Cambridge to two Varsity race victories, steered the team to a second place podium finish as they crossed the line behind Canada.