Five successive rowing gold medals cemented the status of Steve Redgrave — now Sir Steve — as Great Britain's most successful Olympian. He is also the most successful man in the history of the sport at the Games. Only Elisabeta Lipă has achieved more.
Redgrave's success began with victory in the coxed fours in 1984 and continued with successive gold medals for the coxless pairs in Seoul, Barcelona and Atlanta, after which he famously announced his retirement. But in 2000 he returned to win gold again, this time in the coxless fours.
A bronze from the coxed pairs in 1988Read More »from Sport guide: Rowing