Matthew Pinsent is an English broadcaster and former rower. Having won four successive Olympic gold medals in rowing, Pinsent is widely regarded as one of the most successful English Olympians of his generation. He also won 10 world championships during his illustrious rowing career. In 2005, Matthew Pinsent was honored by the International Rowing Federation with the Thomas Keller Medal.
James Cracknell is a British athlete who specializes in rowing. With six World Rowing Championships and two Olympic gold medals under his belt, Cracknell is regarded as one of the most successful English rowers of his generation. He is also known for his charitable activities; in 2008, he raised funds for the BBC's Sport Relief charity.
During his time at Cambridge, G. A. H. Branson was a talented rower. He later rose through the ranks of the legal profession, becoming a successful barrister and eventually the judge of the High Court. He is also known as the grandfather of business tycoon and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson.
Rebecca Romero scripted history by winning two Olympic medals in two different sports, rowing and cycling, thus becoming the second woman to achieve the feat, after swimmer and handball player Roswitha Krause. Initially a rower, she was later deviated toward cycling after suffering a severe back injury.
British rower Tom Stallard was 13 when he was first trained in rowing by his University of London rower father. He later went on to win an Olympic silver and a World Rowing Championship gold. He also rowed boat races for Cambridge. Post-retirement, he has been working as a motorsport race engineer.
Legendary British rower Jack Beresford is best known for winning five Olympic medals back-to-back. The son of a rower and an Olympic silver medalist, he had been part of the army during World War I. Though a talented rugby player, too, he took up rowing owing to a war injury.