Steve Redgrave | Sir
- Winning 5 Olympic Medals
- British Rower
Sir Steve Redgrave CBE is a retired British rower.
He won an incredible five Golds in five successive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge for Steve Redgrave since winning his fifth gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Despite the earlier famous request to “shoot me if you see me in a boat again” in Atlanta, Sydney marked the end of a long and extraordinary career in competitive sport.
Steve was diagnosed with diabetes and having initially thought his career may be over, Steve sought the guidance of medical experts and went on to win his fifth gold medal at the Sydney Olympics. It was a pivotal moment in sporting history but for many people watching, it was proof that diabetes didn’t have to mean the end to athletic achievement whether it is at the Olympics or at the local leisure centre.
Sir Steve commonly delivers a speech which is an inspiration to the audience, through telling his own story. This story not only highlights what it takes to be the best in your field but is an emotive story of how Sir Steve overcame adversity to achieve the record breaking 5th Olympic Gold in Sydney after suffering colitis and being diagnosed with Diabetes in 1997.