Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Los Angeles Olympic champions reunited

SIR STEVE REDGRAVE relived winning his first Olympic gold when he was joined by his former crew mates for a row along the regatta course on Saturday.

The five-time Olympic champion was re-united with Martin Cross, Richard Budgett and cox Adrian Ellison, with whom he won gold in the coxed four at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

They were joined by 75-year-old coach Mike Spracklen in place of Andy Holmes, who died in 2010.

The reunion was organised by Mr Ellison, who had originally tried to organise a row for the 25th anniversary of their Olympic win in 2009 but Sir Steve wasn’t keen.

He said: “I was the last one to retire from international rowing and I thought ‘25 years? That doesn’t feel long enough’.

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