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Our Club in Figures

Marlow Legends

  • Mike Spracklen

    MRC Squad : 1948-1951
 MRC Coach : 1958-1962

    Marlow-born Michael A Spracklen, MSC OBE (born 15 September 1937) is one the world’s most successful rowing coaches, who led teams from Great Britain, United States and Canada to success at the Olympic games and World Rowing Championships. Mike captained the club in its successful 1959 season, when it won over 20 trophies. In the previous year Mike and his partner Geoff Baker won gold medals in the Empire Games Double Sculls.
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    Dame Katherine Grainger

    After learning to row at Edinburgh University, Katherine headed south and joined Marlow Rowing. Katherine still rows at Marlow and has an enviable winning streak at the Head of the Charles. With Olympic silver at Rio 2016, gold at London 2012 to add to her silver medals from Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, and Beijing in 2008, as well as six world championships titles in her collection, Katherine is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete and the first British woman to win medals at five successive games.
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    Sir Steve Redgrave

    Marlow Rowing Club President : to present Joined as junior rower in 1971
    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.

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