Sir Steve Redgrave
As one of an elite group of only 5 athletes in history to have achieved 5 gold medals in consecutive Olympic Games, Sir Steve Redgrave is without doubt Britain’s greatest Olympian and indeed one of the greatest Olympians the world has ever seen.
Sir Steve’s rowing accomplishments have received numerous high profile accolades. In the New Year’s Honours List of 1987 Sir Steve was awarded the MBE and ten years later the CBE. Following his success in Sydney, Sir Steve was awarded a Knighthood in 2001. Sir Steve was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2000 and earned the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award that same year. In 2011 Sir Steve became a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy, was voted the greatest Olympian of all time by British athletes in a poll by The Sunday Telegraph and was awarded the BBC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sir Steve’s persona and generosity are equal to his unrivalled sporting talents. To date Sir Steve has raised over £7million through his charitable initiative the Steve Redgrave Fund, which aims to improve and enhance the quality of young people’s lives.
Sir Steve has written three books and is a sports columnist in the Daily Telegraph. He played an integral role in the successful London 2012 Olympic bid.
Sir Steve Redgrave has become the Icon of constant performance improvement and has been invited all over the World to inspire and motivate companies and individuals with his unique story to remain competitive and at the top for so long.