Matthew PINSENT

Great Britain GBR

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Barcelona 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1970
Olympic Results

Biography

Matthew PINSENT

Matthew Pinsent is a four-time Olympic rowing champion, who rose to prominence in a partnership with legendary compatriot Steven Redgrave.

University rower

Matthew Pinsent was a student at Oxford University when he won a bronze medal in the coxed four at the 1989 World Championship. He was then given the honour of becoming the coxless pair partner of rowing legend Stephen Redgrave.

Redgrave and Pinsent

They won the World Championship in 1991 and then easily claimed the Olympic title in 1992. The pair continued to dominate their event, gaining gold medals in the next three World Championships. At the 1996 Atlanta Games, the pair built a huge lead of 3.04 seconds at the halfway mark of the final and then won comfortably. It was their 100th race together.

Coxless four

After the Atlanta Games, they switched to the coxless four and won three more World Championships. The British crew of Redgrave, Pinsent, James Cracknell and Tim Foster went undefeated for three years until they unexpectedly placed fourth at the Lucerne meet. Three months later at the 2000 Sydney Games, the British led the final from start to finish, holding off a strong finish by the Italian crew.

Olympic Results

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Athens 2004

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Coxless Fours
Coxless Fours Rowing
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Sydney 2000

G
Coxless Fours
Coxless Fours Rowing
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Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

G
Coxless Pairs
Coxless Pairs Rowing
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Barcelona 1992

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Coxless Pairs
Coxless Pairs Rowing