Olympic Games
Rowing is one of Britain's most successful Olympic sports with the GB Rowing Team winning 28 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze medals in the history of the Olympic games up to and including London 2012. It is the only GB sport to have won a gold at every Games since 1984.

Britain won its first rowing medal in the sport's debut at the 1900 Games, won its first lightweight gold medal in Beijing 2008 and won its first women's gold medal at London 2012. Sir Steve Redgrave is GB's most decorated Olympic rower with five gold medals and a bronze medal from five successive Olympic Games. Katherine Grainger is GB's most decorated female rower with a gold and three silvers from four successive Games.

Redgrave's crew-mate at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Games, Sir Matthew Pinsent, won four golds in four successive Games from 1992 to 2004 and their legacy was recognised at the opening of the GB Rowing Team's purpose-built training facility in Caversham in 2006 with the naming of the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake.

GB Rowing Team Medals at Olympic Games

Olympic regatta Gold Silver Bronze Total
2012 (London) 4 (W2-, W2x, M4, LW2x) 2 (LM2x, LM4) 3 (M1x, M2-, M8) 9
2008 (Beijing) 2 (M4-, LM2x 2 (M8+, W4x) 2 (M2x, W2x) 6
2004 (Athens) 1 (M4-) 2 (W4x, W2-) 1 (W2x) 4
2000 (Sydney) 2 (M4-, M8+) 1 (W4x) 0 3
1996 (Atlanta) 1 (M2-) 0 1 (M4-) 2
1992 (Barcelona) 2 (M2-, M2+) 0 0 2
1988 (Seoul) 1 (M2-) 0 1 (M2+) 2
1984 (L.A.) 1 (M4+) 0 0 1
1980 (Moscow) 0 1 (M8+) 2 (M2-, M4-) 3
1976 (Montreal) 0 2 (M2x, M8+) 0 2
1972 (Munich) 0 0 0 0
1968 (Mexico City) 0 0 0 0
1964 (Tokyo) 0 1 (M4-) 0 1
1960 (Rome) 0 0 0 0
1956 (Melbourne) 0 0 0 0
1952 (Helsinki) 0 0 0 0
1948 (London) 2 (M2-, M2x) 1 (M8+) 0 3
1936 (Berlin) 1 (M2x) 1 (M4-) 0 2
1932 (L.A.) 2 (M2-, M4-) 0 0 2
1928 (Amsterdam) 1 (M4-) 2 (M2-, M8+) 1 (M1x) 4
1924 (Paris) 2 (M1X, M4-) 0 0 2
1920 (Antwerp) 0 2 (M1x, M8+)  0 1
1912 (Stockholm) 2 (M1x, M8+) 2 (M8+, M4+) 0 3
1908 (London) 4 (M1x, M2-, M4- M8+) 3 (M1x, M2-, M4-) 1 (M8+) 8
1904 (St Louis) GB Rowing Team did not compete
1900 (Paris) 0 0 1 (M1X) 1

Note 1: In 1924 GB was awarded a bronze medal in the men’s pair. However, this medal is not recognised by the IOC because it was awarded by default – there were only three entries to the event and, having raced the heats, the British crew did not turn up for the final.

Note 2: The medal tally for the 1908 Olympics is disputed. However, the IOC recognises GB as winning 4 gold, 3 silver and one bronze in this year.

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