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Steven Redgrave - Famous Rower


Full Name: Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave; also known as Steve Redgrave

Date of Birth: 23 rd March, 1962

Country: England

Sport involved in: Rowing

Achievements made:

•  Silver medal winner in the double sculls rowing event at the 1980 Junior World Rowing championships

•  Gold medalist in the coxed four rowing event in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games

•  Winner of the 1986 World Rowing Championships in the coxed pairs rowing event

•  Gold medalist in the coxed pair and coxless pairs rowing events at the 1987 World Rowing Championships

•  Gold medal winner in the coxless pair rowing event in the 1988 Seoul Summer Games

•  Winner of bronze medal in the coxed pair rowing competition at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games

•  Silver medalist in the coxless pair rowing event in the 1989 World Rowing Championships

•  Bronze medal winner in the coxless pair rowing event at the 1990 World Rowing Championships

•  Gold medalist in the coxless pair rowing event at the 1991 World Rowing Championships

•  Winner of gold medal in the coxless pair rowing event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics

•  Winner of the 1993 World Rowing Championships title in the coxless pair rowing event

•  Gold medalist in the coxless pair rowing event at the 1994 World Rowing Championships

•  Gold medal winner in the coxless pair rowing event at the 1995 World Rowing Championships

•  Gold medalist in the coxless pair rowing competition at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games

•  Winner of the 1997 World Rowing Championships title in the coxless four event

•  Gold medalist in the coxless four rowing event at the 1998 World Rowing Championships

•  Winner of the Henley Royal Regatta for thirteen times in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998

•  Gold medal winner in the coxless four rowing event at the 1999 World Rowing Championships

•  Gold medal winner in the coxless four rowing event at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games

•  Received the Thomas Keller Medal Award in 2001

Career: Steven Redgrave is considered to be one of the greatest rowers of all time. He is also referred to as the greatest Olympian of Britain. Redgrave started his rowing career with the 1979 Junior World Rowing Championships. In the 1980 Junior World Rowing Championships, he won silver medal in the double sculls event. Between 1981 and 1998, Redgrave won the Henley Royal regatta for thirteen times. He was the winner of the Double Sculls Challenge Cup in 1981 and 1982. In 1983 and 1985, Redgrave won the Diamond Scull. He was the champion at the Silver Goblets & Nickalls Cup in 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1995. Redgrave also won the steward's Cup in 1997 and 1998. Redgrave participated in the 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Summer Games . In all the five Games, he won gold medals in rowing events. Redgrave is the only rower to win five consecutive Olympic titles in rowing. In the 1988 Seoul Summer Games , Redgrave also won one bronze medal in the coxed pair rowing competition. In his rowing career, Redgrave won ten gold medals in the World Rowing Championships. In the World Championships, he also won two silver medals and one bronze medal. After winning the fifth Olympic title of his career, Redgrave retired from the sport in 2000.

Performance at the Olympics: Steven Redgrave participated at the Olympics for the first time in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games . In the Games, he won gold medal in the coxed four rowing event with his teammates, Martin Cross, Adrian Ellison, Andy Holmes and Richard Budgett. In his next appearance at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games, Redgrave won his second Olympic title in the coxless pair event accompanied by Andy Holmes. In the coxed pair event, he teamed up with Andy Holmes and Patrick Sweeney. In that event, Redgrave won bronze medal. In the 1992 Barcelona Olympics , he won the third Olympic gold medal of his career. In the coxless pair rowing competition, he became the winner with his partner Mathew Pinsent. In the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games , they successfully defended their Olympic title in the coxless pair event. In the 2000 Sydney Summer Games , at the age of 38, Redgrave won his fifth Olympic gold medal. This time, he teamed up with Mathew Pinsent, Tim Foster and James Cracknell for the coxless four rowing competition. The team won the competition.

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