Sir Steve Redgrave is an Olympic Rowing Legend.
Quintuple Olympic Gold Medalist Rower Sir Steve Redgrave is one the greatest Olympians Britain has ever produced.
As a result of striking gold in Sydney, he became the only British athlete ever to have won Gold Medals at five consecutive Olympic Games.
- Los Angeles 1984 – Gold for the Coxed Fours
- Seoul 1988 – Gold in the Coxless Pairs
- Barcelona 1992 – Gold for the Coxless Pairs
- Atlanta 1996 – Gold for the Coxless Pairs
- Sydney 2000 – Gold in the Coxless Fours
In addition to his Olympic successes and following four unbeaten seasons from 1993 to 1996, Steve Redgrave won his ninth World Championship Gold in August 1999 in Canada.
Sir Steve has won many other honours including the Henley Royal Regatta Diamond Sculls (several times) and the Silver Goblets a record seven times.
In 1986 Steve became a Triple Commonwealth Gold Medalist at Edinburgh, winning the Single Scull, Coxless Pairs, and Coxed Four.
His other sporting interests include golf and winter sports. In addition, during the 1989/90 season, he was a member of the British Bobsleigh Team.
Together with Sir Matthew Pinsent, Steve Redgrave is the holder of the World Record in Coxless Pairs set in Lucerne in 1994 and the Olympic Record, set in Atlanta in 1996.
Already established as the world’s most outstanding rower of all time after his Atlanta victory, Steve announced in 1997 that he had decided to carry on competing through to the Millennium Games in Sydney in the hope of winning a fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal – a feat which confirmed him as one of the greatest athletes in Olympic history.
Furthermore, his feats in the last four years of his career are even more outstanding when taking into account that he was suffering from ulcerative colitis and, since 1997, diabetes. These ailments caused unforeseeable bouts of fatigue when rowing.
Steve Redgrave was awarded the MBE in 1987 and the CBE in 1997. Following his success in Sydney he was awarded a Knighthood in the 2001 New Years Honours List.
Sir Steve’s book co-written with Nick Townsend – You Can Win at Life! reveals the secrets of Sir Steve’s success. It helps you apply them to all walks of life, achieving personal and work related goals.
The book includes sections on how to:
- Identify your dreams.
- Overcome low self-esteem.
- Prepare yourself for any eventuality.
As a keynote speaker, Sir Steve Redgrave brings more than an authoritative speech. His personal experience and insight are complimented by a natural humour and charm, keeping audiences both informed and entertained.
Each speech is tailored to the audience requirement as Steve imparts the key information that has allowed him to build an unrivalled list of achievements.