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Steven Redgrave

Full name: Stephen Geoffrey "Steven" Redgrave
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 227 lbs (103 kg)
Born: March 23, 1962 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Marlow Rowing Club, Marlow (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Husband of Ann Callaway.

Medals: 5 Gold, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Men's Coxed Pairs Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Rowing Men's Coxless Pairs Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Great Britain GBR Andy Holmes Final 6:36.84
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Great Britain GBR Andy Holmes Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:45.03
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Great Britain GBR Andy Holmes Round One Heat Three 6:42.43
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Great Britain GBR Matthew Pinsent Final 6:27.72
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Great Britain GBR Matthew Pinsent Semi-Finals Heat One 6:31.13
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Rowing Great Britain GBR Matthew Pinsent Round One Heat Three 6:36.53
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Rowing Great Britain GBR Matthew Pinsent Final 6:20.09
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Rowing Great Britain GBR Matthew Pinsent Semi-Finals Heat Two 6:50.30
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Rowing Great Britain GBR Matthew Pinsent Round One Heat Two 6:50.04

Men's Coxed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Great Britain GBR Andy Holmes Final 7:01.95
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Great Britain GBR Andy Holmes Semi-Finals Heat Two 7:01.51
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Great Britain GBR Andy Holmes Round One Heat Three 7:04.04

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Final 5:56.24
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 6:02.28
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 6:01.58

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing Great Britain GBR Final 6:18.64
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 6:18.79
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