The Great(est) British Olympians: Chris Hoy and Steve Redgrave

Sir Chris Hoy may officially be Team GB’s most successful Olympian ever, with his six gold medals and one silver but he has paid tribute to the man whose record he overtook.

“Steve Redgrave is an inspiration. I used to be a rower many years ago as a schoolboy and we looked up to Matthew [Pinsent] and Steve and all the rowers. To even be mentioned in the same sentence as this guy is an honour to me. To me, he will always be the greatest no matter how many medals anybody wins.”

Having won his first Olympic gold in 1984 and his last in 2000, Steve Redgrave’s career certainly is impressive. As a speaker, he is excellent on the motivation and teamwork that helped him to achieve those gold medals.

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