When redgrave retired, pinsent teamed up with james cracknell in the mens pair, continuing the world championship winning streak and going unbeaten until 2002. Matthew pinsent, tim foster, sir steve redgrave and james cracknell clinch gold in sydney ive always felt james should have had that in 2008 in beijing where he would have won. They held on to their title in the athens 2004 olympics with cracknell and. Cracknell was appointed obe for services to sport in the 2004 new year honours list. The gb crew of matthew, james cracknell, ed coode and steve williams competed for the lead with canada throughout the 2000 metre race and with 200 to go the canadians took the lead. Pinsent tells his own story in a lifetime in a race, and tells it truthfully. Details of sir steve redgrave s unprecedented five gold medals in five.
Book sir matthew pinsent olympic gold rower gordon. Beginning in 1991, pinsent and redgrave won an olympic gold medal or a. However, in traditional fashion, matthew increased the. James cracknell, obe born 5 may 1972 is an english rowing champion and double olympic gold medallist. Sir matthew pinsent won four olympic rowing gold medals from 19922004. During his rowing career, he won 10 world championship gold medals and four consecutive olympic gold medals, of which three were with sir steve redgrave. The gb crew of matthew pinsent, james cracknell, ed coode and steve williams competed for the lead with canada throughout the 2000 metre race and with 200 to go the canadians took the lead. Pinsent could present the difficult moments he and the others had experienced on their journey, when he and james cracknell came through fourth at. James lawton salutes a seminal moment of sheer sporting guts. The bbc have refuted claims they are planning to ditch presenter sir steve redgrave for future coverage of the olympic games after his onair bust up.
However, in traditional fashion matthew increased the stroke rate and the british boat clawed back the lead to win by inches. In 1990, while still at oxford, he joined steve redgrave in the coxless pair at the. Sir matthew pinsent played his part in the second year of boat races running. With his lastgasp victory as part of the great british coxless four team at the athens olympics.
Steven redgrave olympics athletes 2008 summer olympics. The bbc dismiss claims theyre axing sir steve redgrave. In 2000 he won olympic gold again as part of a coxless four with redgrave, james cracknell and tim foster. However, in traditional fashion matthew increased the stroke rate and the british boat clawed back the lead to. James cracknell hits back at wife beverley as he denies. I saw him on something once where he was interviewing a guy who claimed 6 ft 5 and it really looked noticeably more than an inch diff though, in fact he could look nearer 63 with him, overall i think the 63. Sir steven geoffrey redgrave cbe dl born on 23 march 1962 is a retired british rower who won gold medals at five consecutive olympic games from 1984 to 2000. Matthew pinsent has admitted that there will be times this week when he and james cracknell wonder why on earth they took on the challenge. After the games in seoul, redgrave teamed up with matthew pinsent. September 23 redgrave becomes first athlete in modern era to win gold medals at five successive olympic games when he, tim foster, james cracknell and matthew pinsent capture mens coxless four. Matthew pinsent said he was 6ft 6 and 5, james cracknell 6ft 4. With matthew pinsent, redgrave formed a relationship that was not. James edward cracknell, obe born 5 may 1972 is a british athlete, rowing champion and double olympic gold medalist.
Matthew pinsent tim foster steve redgrave and james cracknell. English rowers, from left, james cracknell, steve redgrave, tim foster and matthew pinsent pictured together celebrating with their gold medals on the podium at sydney 2000 olympics. A key part of any rowers fitness workout involves the rowing machine. Cracknell won gold at the 2000 and 2004 olympic games. Profile after an illustrious career in rowing during which matthew was able to fulfil all his ambitions. James cracknell l, sir steve redgrave, ed coode and sir matthew pinsent after winning the 1999 coxless four world title. Matthew pinsent, tim foster and james cracknell went out hard and fast, establishing a lead of half a length over. Sir matthew clive pinsent, cbe is an english rower and broadcaster.
Steve redgraves height 6ft 4 193 cm british former rower, who won gold medals at 5 olympics. He graduated from the university of reading as a bachelor of science bsc in human geography in 1993, followed by a pgce at the institute of education and a master of science msc from brunel university in 1999. Matthew pinsent, tim foster, steven redgrave, james cracknell row 17 september 2000, during the first heat on penrith lake west of sydney. Steve redgrave had already won gold in four successive olympics. Now 40, the 6ft 5in 17stone is a reporter for bbc sport, covered the 2008 olympics in china and is already looking forward to london 2012. James cracknell l and matthew pinsent during the semifinals of the world rowing championships in milan, 2003. However, it is crucial you get the correct technique to avoid damaging your back. He is the most successful male rower in olympic history, and the only man to have won gold medals at five olympic games in an endurance. Rowings tough but its not totally weight bearing, whereas running is. Since retiring, he has worked as a sports broadcaster with the bbc. Matthew pinsent is a british rower, who was born on 10 october, 1970 in holt, norfolk, england, uk. His bid for an unprecedented fifth was the toughest challenge of all.
The 2000 games in sydney saw cracknell, steve redgrave, tim foster and matthew pinsent cross the line ahead of the italians. Comedian lee hurst and former england cricketer david gower are blindfolded and asked to guess the identity of two mystery sports celebrities. Britains matthew pinsent claimed an historic fourth olympic gold medal when his crew pipped world champions canada in the mens coxless four on saturday. Matthew pinsent bio, stats, and results olympics at. Sir matthew clive pinsent cbe born 10 october 1970 is an english rower and broadcaster. During his rowing career, he won 10 world championship gold medals and four consecutive olympic gold medals, of which three were with steve redgrave. He was revered in his sport for his intensity and strategic brilliance. The redgrave pinsent rowing lake was opened by him and matthew pinsent in 2006. Married to tv and radio presenter beverley turner, he and his wife have three children.
He became part of the rowing legend when he partnered sir steve redgrave to help win his 5th consecutive olympic gold medal at the sydney olympics in 2000. Redgrave grew up near the banks of the river thames and took up rowing at age 16. Great britain rowers left to right tim foster, matthew pinsent, steve redgrave, and james cracknell celebrate after winning the gold medal in. James cracknell and matthew pinsent celebrate olympic gold in 2000. Steven redgrave bio, stats, and results olympics at.
Pick of the day with sir matthew pinsent henley 2018 finals day duration. Steve redgrave attempts to win a 5th consecutive gold medal in this close and exciting race between australia, italy, slovenia, and britain. Bbc sport olympics 2004 rowing fourth gold for pinsent. Matthew pinsent bio, stats, and results olympics at sports. Cracknell began rowing whilst attending the independent kingston grammar school and rowed at the junior world championships in 1989 and 1990, winning a gold medal in 1990. How old is sir matthew pinsent, how many olympic gold. Matthew pinsent, olympic and world rowing champion. This was a typical postearly morning training meal for steve redgrave, matthew pinsent, tim foster and james cracknell, the rowing team who went on. The 2000 games in sydney saw cracknell, steve redgrave, tim foster and matthew pinsent cross the line ahead of. The olympic rowing legend was umpire for the 2019 race and was back on the thames once again in 2019. Sir matthew pinsent won four olympic rowing gold medals from 19922004 to secure a place in the games hall of fame. James cracknell has many sporting achievements to his name, from olympic. Between 198699, redgrave also was a ninetime world champion, always in a pair or four. Who is james cracknell, how many olympic gold medals has.
After seoul holmes retired from rowing and redgrave, after toying with bobsleighing for a while he was a member of the 198990 british bobsleigh team teamed up. Cracknell was appointed obe for services to sport in the 2005 new year honours list. James edward cracknell, obe born 5 may 1972 is a british athlete, rowing champion and double olympic gold medalist and prospective conservative party politician. Sir steve redgrave reveals his agony over cracknells. The pair continued to dominate this event and went on to win the following three world championships. As they crossed the finish line of the olympic rowing course, seven seconds inside the old record time, and five seconds clear of all opposition, matthew pinsent raised his right arm, index finger. He has also won three commonwealth games gold medals and nine world rowing championships golds. Extraordinary diet of the human dolphin express yourself. Matthew pinsent, tim foster, steve redgrave and james cracknell in action in the mens coxless four rowing semifinals at the sydney international regatta centre on day six of the sydney 2000 olympic games in sydney, australia. At henley, redgrave obliterated all records with 23 titles. Steve redgrave could tolerate lactic, and he had huge lungs and he was. Steven redgrave, in full sir steven geoffrey redgrave, born march 23, 1962, marlow, buckinghamshire, england, english rower, who was the first in his sport to win gold medals at five consecutive olympic games. James cracknell, a junior world championship gold medal winner in 1990.438 1180 1058 1466 79 1327 1029 1550 1564 175 966 730 744 1055 1559 153 922 883 879 792 466 1062 1562 1584 1028 1269 710 142 196 1358 1018 367