Matt Langridge MBE is a current Olympic Rowing Champion winning gold in the men’s eight at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
However, Rio, was just the cumulation of a sixteen-year long career, spanning four Olympic Games and twelve World Championships.
Having suffered the disappointment of missing out on the final at his first Olympic Games in Athens (by 0.06 of a second), Matt remained undeterred from his dream. Four years later he won his first Olympic medal in Beijing, with a silver in the men’s eight.
In 2012 on home water, Matt Langridge was part of the men’s eight in the London Olympics which produced a brave and courageous race to lead the current World Champions, and much favoured, German crew into the closing stages. Unfortunately, although they were unable to hang onto the gold medal, with the help of the home crowd, the team came away with a well-earned Bronze.
“This was a truly unique experience – Matt shared his rowing journey with us, bringing to life his stories of how he overcame the challenges to win Olympic gold. He was a great host, we could freely ask questions and we all left feeling inspired. Thank you for this insightful and one-of-a-kind experience! Would highly recommend to anyone” PWC
After the set back at London 2012, Matt called upon his resilience and determination to refocus on achieving his ultimate goal.
As a result, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, he and his team produced a near-perfect race to win sport’s ultimate crown of becoming Olympic Champions.
Alongside his full collection of Olympic rowing medals, Matt has won multiple World and European titles and holds numerous British records.
Matt Langridge – Motivational Speaker
Since retiring from rowing, Matt has used the skills and mindset he has learnt through his athletic career to retrain as a commercial pilot.
Along with his knowledge gained from aviation, he delivers entertaining and inspirational talks, covering the importance of self-learning, working successfully with a team, resilience, determination, and goal setting. All of which, make Matt an accomplished speaker, with an inspirational story about never giving up on your dream.
Speaking topics include:
- Goal Setting
- Winning Mindset
- Maintaining Motivation
“Matt expertly tied in various themes that typically transfer over to the business world which certainly resonated with the team at Dentons. Our team were left feeling motivated for the day ahead with some excellent takeaways on staying focused, working well with your teams and individually, and building a strong sense of resilience when faced with the challenges that we all experience on a daily basis” Dentons