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Redgrave the legend!
Member Name: mikeyman
Date: 23/09/00, updated on 23/09/00 (94 review reads)
Disadvantages: is diabetic - but just makes him more determined
I'm just writing this the day after Steven Redgrave has won his 5the gold medal in 5 consecutive Olympic Games in Sydney...the man is a god. To win in 5 Games whilst battling with diabetes and a 38 year-old body is outstanding. Whilst not as strong as his long-time rowing partner Matt Pinsent (whom Redgrave claims is the best rower in the world) Redgrave is the world's best oarsman ever because of his tatical intelligence, his courage and his aura. Kudos too to Pinsent (3 golds, maybe will match Redgrave's 5) and the gold medal virgins of James Cracknell and Tim Foster.