Sir Steve Redgrave Facts

Here are some facts about Sir Steve Redgrave, the great Olympic rower.

  • Sir Steve Redgrave was born on 23rd March 1962 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
  • He is 6′ 5″ (1.95 metres) tall.
  • Redgrave won 5 Olympic gold medals. He won his first in 1984 in Los Angeles (in the Coxed Four event). He then switched to the Coxless Pair boat and won gold medals in Seoul in 1988, Barcelona in 1992, Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000.
  • He has also won 9 gold medals at the World Championships, competing in the Coxed Pair, Coxless Pair and Coxless Four events.
  • Sir Steve Redgrave has had to manage several illnesses and conditions during his career. He was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1992, and, in 1997, it was discovered that he had Type 1 Diabetes.
  • Steve Redgrave is dyslexic.
  • He was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2000.
  • Since retiring from rowing, Steve has raised millions of pounds for charity by running the London Marathon.
  • He was involved in the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (he was one of the rowers of the Gloriana) and he was one of the last torch bearers of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
  • He has rowed with other Olympic stars, such as Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell.
  • Steve married Ann Callaway, an Olympic rower, in 1988. They have three children, Natalie, Sophie and Zak.

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