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Steve Redgrave

(1962-), Rower; Olympian and sports consultant; London 2012 Ambassador

Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave

Sitter in 6 portraits
Redgrave is the only British athlete to have won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games, including three as a coxless pair with race partner Sir Matthew Pinsent. His fifth Olympic win in Sydney in 2000 was in a coxless four with Pinsent, James Cracknell and Tim Foster. After retiring, Redgrave founded the Steve Redgrave Trust, which helps children achieve their full potential despite health or social deprivation. He was the ?rst athlete to join the London 2012 Olympic bid team and was appointed Government's 2012 Sports Legacy Champion in 2009. Redgrave was also selected to hand the Olympic torch to seven young athletes who lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Steve Redgrave, by Dryden Goodwin - NPG 6767

Steve Redgrave

by Dryden Goodwin
video animation continuous loop and drawings, 2006
NPG 6767

Jude Kelly; Steve Redgrave, by Brian Griffin - NPG P1712

Jude Kelly; Steve Redgrave

by Brian Griffin
archival pigment print, 4 February 2010
NPG P1712

Steve Redgrave, by Alistair Morrison - NPG x77029

Steve Redgrave

by Alistair Morrison
toned bromide print on Kentmere paper, 1996
NPG x77029

Matthew Pinsent; Steve Redgrave, by Alistair Morrison - NPG x77046

Matthew Pinsent; Steve Redgrave

by Alistair Morrison
colour print, April 1996
NPG x77046

Steve Redgrave, by Carolyn Djanogly - NPG x88341

Steve Redgrave

by Carolyn Djanogly
bromide print, 25 May 1999
NPG x88341

Steve Redgrave, by Sheila Rock - NPG x89000

Steve Redgrave

by Sheila Rock
bromide fibre print, 2000
NPG x89000

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