Sir Steve Redgrave
Steve started his rowing career at Marlow and has been associated with the club ever since, playing an important role in the club’s rebuilding. Steve is currently the club’s President.
The Sydney Olympics in 2000 marked the end of a long and extraordinary career in competitive sport for Steve and resulted in Steve winning an unprecedented five Gold Medals in consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000.Gold for the Coxed Fours in Los Angeles in 1984, followed by Gold with his previous partner Andy Holmes in the Coxless Pairs at Seoul in 1988, Gold with partner Matthew Pinsent in the Coxless Pairs at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and of course, the famous win in the Coxless Fours at the Sydney Olympics.
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 has confirmed him as one of the greatest athletes in Olympic history.