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Sir Matthew

Pinsent CBE

Matthew Pinsent, 4-time Olympic gold medallist, 10-time world championship winning rower, turned TV presenter and reporter.Matthew began rowing when he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club during his time at University. He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, and lead Oxford to Victory, beating Cambridge by substantial distances.

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In 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a Coxless Pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the Gold Medal at the Barcelona Olympics. Prior to that Olympic win, he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten International season and it was obvious that Matthew was becoming one of the world’s greatest oarsmen. This was the beginning of a long partnership, as the outstanding pair took winnings at sev...

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