I actually wrote about the Brits’ Olympic success in my little column for Rowing & Regatta this month, but due to lack of space I was not able to squeeze in that Regrave was honour some months later with a knighthood by the Queen. Sir Steve was the second oarsman to be honoured this way; the first one was the famous oarsman and coach, ‘Tarka’ Gold. Redgrave’s long-time rowing partner, Matthew Pinsent, was four years later also honoured with a knighthood by Elizabeth II.
James Cracknell, now recovered after his nasty accident in July, writes about his hero, Sir Steve, in an article in The Daily Telegraph. Read the article here.