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REDGRAVE Steven
REDGRAVE Steven

Steven REDGRAVE

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Steven redgrave is widely considered to be the greatest rower of all time, winning gold medals at five successive editions of the olympic games.

FIRST GOLD MEDAL

The extraordinary tally of Redgrave’s Olympic medals started in Los Angeles in 1984. With Martin Cross, Richard Budgett, Andy Holmes and Adrian Ellison, he won the coxed fours event. He continued in partnership with Holmes, winning gold four years later in Seoul in the coxless pairs.

A NEW PARTNER

After the Games in Seoul, Redgrave teamed up with Matthew Pinsent. They were to become formidable partners, winning gold at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. The pair continued to dominate this event and went on to win the following three world championships. At the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, they had a significant lead of 3.04 seconds halfway through the final race, which they won comfortably. This was their 100th race together.

PERMISSION TO SHOOT

After his victory in Atlanta, Redgrave announced on television: “Anybody who sees me in a boat has my permission to shoot me.” This did not last long, however. Teaming up this time not only with Pinsent, but also with Cracknell and Foster, he earned a fifth gold medal after a suspense-filled race, in the coxless fours at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000.

THE GREATEST ROWER OF ALL TIME

Steven Redgrave is one of the five Olympians to have won at least one gold medal at five successive editions of the Olympic Games, and is widely considered to be the greatest rower in history.

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Gallery

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Matthew Pinsent Tim Foster Steve Regrave and James Cracknell

21 Sep 2000: Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster, Steve Regrave and James Cracknell of Great Britain in action in the Men's Coxless Four Rowing Semi-Finals at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Day Six of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport
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21 Sep 2000: Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster, Steven Redgrave and James Cracknell of Great Britain on their way to victory in the mens coxless four semifinal during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Sydney, Australia.Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT
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Matthew Pinsent Tim Foster Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell

21 Sep 2000: Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster, Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell in action in the Men's Coxless Four Rowing Semi-Finals at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Day Six of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. \ Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport
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17 Sep 2000: Tim Foster, Steven Redgrave and James Cracknell of Great Britain in the Men's coxless four qualifying round first heat during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: StuForster/ALLSPORT
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Rowing GBR

25 Jul 1996: Steven Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent of Great Britain row to victory in the semifinal round of the men''s coxless pairs rowing at Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Redgrave and Pinsent Win Back to Back Gold Medals

Steven Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent secure their place on the top step of the podium, defending their coxless pair Olympic title from Barcelona 1992. The British pair crosses the finish line in 6:20.09, closely followed by the Australian couple who settle for silver. France finishes third and takes the bronze medal home. Rowing Coxless Pair Men's Final - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics - GBR, AUS, FRA
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Results

  • Games
    Result
    Sport
    Event
  • G 05:56.24
    Rowing
    four without coxswain (4-) men
  • G 6:20.09
    Rowing
    pair without coxswain (2-) men
  • G 6:27.72
    Rowing
    pair without coxswain (2-) men
  • G 6:36.84
    Rowing
    pair without coxswain (2-) men
    B 7:01.95
    Rowing
    pair-oared shell with coxswain men
  • G 6:18.64
    Rowing
    four-oared shell with coxswain men

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