Steve Redgrave

Steve Redgrave In His Own Words
  • Steve Redgrave In His Own Words

  • Sir Steve Redgrave is a former British rower who won five Gold Medals in five successive Olympic Games. In this collection we hear - in his own words - about why he retired after the Olympic Games in Atlanta, yet returned for his fifth victory in Sydney. He discusses his early days rowing and his post-race emotions, and memories of his last race. He's also open about his retirement and knowing that Sydney was the last time, as well as missing the team and routine. In addition, he talks about his career after rowing, such as his charity running, his clothing range, his charity trust and running the London Marathon.

    The interviews included in this collection are Parkinson, BBC One (first broadcast 6 October 2000); Go 4 It, BBC Radio 4 (first broadcast 15 April 2001) and What Sports Stars Do Next, BBC Radio Wales (first broadcast 10 December 2007).

    Due to the age and nature of this archive material, the sound quality may vary.

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Sir Steve Redgrave is a rowing star who has won five Olympic gold medals: for the Coxed Fours in Los Angeles (1984); the Coxless Pairs in Seoul (1988), Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996); and the Coxless Fours in Sydney (2000). He has also won nine World Championship Golds. His other rowing honours include winning the Henley Royal Regatta Diamond Sculls several times and the Silver Goblets a record seven times. He was awarded an MBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List and was made a CBE ten years later. Following his success in Sydney, he was awarded a Knighthood in the 2001 New Years Honours List. Since retiring from rowing, he has completed the London Marathon, raising £1,800,000 for charity; taken part in Top Gear Ground Force for Sport Relief; rowed on the Gloriana as part of the royal pageant for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations and was a torch-bearer at the London 2012 Olympics.

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