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Steve Redgrave Biography

Pursuing His Passion, Relentless, A Brief Retirement, Chronology, A Lasting Legacy, Further InformationCONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY REDGRAVE:


British rower

Sir Steve Redgrave is the greatest competitive rower in history, one of the greatest Olympians ever and, arguably, Britain's greatest sportsman of the twentieth century. His feats as an oarsman are legendary—gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games; nine World Championships; a string of four unbeaten seasons; and countless awards in Thames River competitions. "Most of us dream of winning one gold medal, but to do it at five Olympics is something else," Australian rower Bo Hanson told Time International. "It's just a shame he had to race against us."


Address: Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England. Online: Steve Redgrave Web site:


(With Nick Townsend) A Golden Age: Steve Redgrave, the Autobiography, BBC Worldwide, 2000.

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