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Steven Redgrave

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 5
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameStephen Geoffrey "Steven"•Redgrave
Used nameSteven•Redgrave
Born23 March 1962 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England (GBR)
Measurements193 cm / 103 kg
AffiliationsMarlow Rowing Club, Marlow (GBR)
Title(s)Sir
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Steven Redgrave is the most titled rower in history. He first came to the fore of British rowing in 1983 when he won the Diamond Sculls, and he won an Olympic gold medal in the coxed fours the following year. Redgrave continued to compete internationally, winning gold medals at five consecutive Olympics – 1984-2000 – the only endurance athlete to make this claim. Between 1986-99, Redgrave also was a nine-time World Champion, always in a pair or four. His most frequent partner was Matthew Pinsent with whom he won seven World Titles and three Olympic golds in the pairs and fours. At Henley, Redgrave obliterated all records with 23 titles. He started as a sculler, and won the Diamond Challenge Sculls in 1983 and 1985. Redgrave also claimed five consecutive successes at the Wingfield Sculls from 1985-89, and seven times won the Silver Goblets and Nickalls’ Challenge Cup. At the 1986 Commonwealth Games, Redgrave uniquely won three rowing gold medals – singles, coxless pairs, and coxless fours. Steve Redgrave was a member of the Marlow Leander Rowing Club and his wife, Ann Callaway, was a member of Britain’s women’s eight at the 1984 Olympics and later became the first woman President of the Marlow club. In 1989, he took up bobsledding and was a member of the crew which won the British 4-man championship that year. Redgrave was awarded a MBE in 1987, a CBE in 1997, and became a Knight Bachelor in 2001.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Steven Redgrave
Coxed Fours, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
1988 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Steven Redgrave
Coxless Pairs, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
Coxed Pairs, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
1992 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Steven Redgrave
Coxless Pairs, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Steven Redgrave
Coxless Pairs, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Rowing GBR Steven Redgrave
Coxless Fours, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1992 Summer Olympics 30 July 1992 Rowing Coxless Pairs, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 6:31.13 1
1992 Summer Olympics 1 August 1992 Rowing Coxless Pairs, Men Final Round, A Final 6:27.72 1
1996 Summer Olympics 27 July 1996 Rowing Coxless Pairs, Men Final Round, A Final 6:20.09 1

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1992 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GBR Steven Redgrave
1996 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GBR Steven Redgrave
2000 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony GBR Steven Redgrave

Olympic family relations

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