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About Steve Redgrave
English rower Steve Redgrave set a record for his sport by winning gold in five straight Olympic Games, from 1984 to 2000.
At age 16, Redgrave started rowing. In 1979, while he was a junior competitor, he first represented Great Britain. Two years later, he joined the senior squad. In the coxed fours (four-oared shell) rowing competition, he captured his first Olympic gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
He decided to prioritize rowing pairs over single sculls and the winter sport of bobsledding the same year. His winning run continued at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, where he and Andy Holmes won gold in the coxless (without coxswain) pairs competition and bronze in the coxed pairs competition.
Redgrave was never a traditional rower but was able to produce a lot of force with his 6-foot-5 (1.96-meter), 225-pound (102-kg) frame. He also became a shrewd tactician on the water, knowing instinctively when to dominate other crews and when to hold back.
Collaboration with Matthew Pinsent
His initial collaboration with Holmes ended bitterly, but Redgrave found someone who shared his desire for rivalry in the Oxford-educated Matthew Pinsent, who is eight years Redgrave's junior. Redgrave and Pinsent won gold in the coxless pair event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and then repeated it in Atlanta in 1996.
He subsequently declared his retirement from competitive rowing, but he came back to win the gold medal in the coxless fours at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Other notable feats
Redgrave not only excelled at the Olympics but also captured nine gold medals at the World Rowing Championships.
Several victories at the Henley Royal Regatta Diamond Sculls were among his other achievements.
In 1986, he won three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games (held in Edinburgh, Scotland), in the single sculls, coxless pairs, and coxed fours.
In 2001, he was knighted, receiving the honor of Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
A BBC poll in 2002 placed him at number 36 on the list of 100 Greatest Britons.
In 2011, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Marriage and Children
In 1988, he got married to fellow Olympic rower Ann Callaway, who has worked as a surgeon and alternative medicine practitioner. The couple have three children – Zak, Sophie, and Natalie.
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F.A.Q. about Steve Redgrave
When is his birthday?
Steve Redgrave's birthday is on March 23, 1962.
In how many days is his birthday?
Steve's birthday is in 24 days
How old is he?
He is 61 years old.
Where is Steve from?
He was born in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK.
What is Steve Redgrave's height?
He is 6′ 0″ (1.83m) tall.