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Encyclopedia > Matthew Pinsent
Medal record
Olympic Games
Men's Rowing
Gold 1992 Barcelona Coxless Pair
Gold 1996 Atlanta Coxless Pair
Gold 2000 Sydney Coxless Four
Gold 2004 Athens Coxless Four
World Championships
Bronze 1989 Bled Coxed Four
Bronze 1990 Tasmania Coxless Pair
Gold 1991 Vienna Coxless Pair
Gold 1993 Račice Coxless Pair
Gold 1994 Indianapolis Coxless Pair
Gold 1995 Tampere Coxless Pair
Gold 1997 Aiguebelette Coxless Four
Gold 1998 Cologne Coxless Four
Gold 1999 St. Catharines Coxless Four
Gold 2001 Lucerne Coxless Pair
Gold 2001 Lucerne Coxed Pair
Gold 2002 Seville Coxless Pair

Sir Matthew Clive Pinsent CBE (born 10 October 1970) is an English rowing champion, four-time Olympic gold medallist and broadcaster. A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


Pinsent was born in Holt, Norfolk, and began rowing at Eton College. He began his international career at the Junior World Rowing Championships in 1987. He raced again in 1988, winning the junior coxless pairs with Tim Foster. After finishing school, Pinsent studied Geography at St Catherine's College, Oxford. He competed in three Boat Races, winning in 1990 and 1991 but unsuccessful in 1993 (when he was Boat Club President), having taken a year out in 1992 in order to concentrate on preparing for the Barcelona Olympics. Holt is a market town in the county of Norfolk, England. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... The Kings College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor, commonly known as Eton College or just Eton, is a public school (privately funded and independent) for male students, founded in 1440 by Henry VI. It is located in Eton, Berkshire, near Windsor in England, situated north of Windsor... The Junior World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... Tim Foster (born 19 January 1970) is a british rower. ... Full name St Catherines College Motto Nova et Vetera The New and the Old Named after Previous names St. ... Boat Race Logo Exhausted crews at the finish of the 2002 Boat Race The Boat Race is a rowing race between the rowing clubs of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. ...


In 1990, while still at Oxford, he joined Steve Redgrave in the coxless pair at the World Rowing Championships – winning bronze. This was the beginning of a long partnership, and the pair won at the World Championships in 1991, and at the Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996. Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave CBE (born on 23 March 1962, in Marlow, England) is a British rower who won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000, as well as an additional bronze medal in 1988. ... The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...


In 2000 he won Olympic gold again as part of a coxless four with Redgrave, James Cracknell and Tim Foster. In August 2000, the month prior to winning gold in Sydney, he took part in a 3-part BBC documentary entitled Gold Fever. This followed the coxless four team in the years leading up to the Olympics, including video diaries recording the highs and lows in the quest for what would be Pinsent's third consecutive gold. James Cracknell, OBE (born 5 May 1972) is a British rowing champion and double Olympic gold medallist. ... Tim Foster (born 19 January 1970) is a british rower. ... For the Neil Young album evoking this phrase, see After the Gold Rush. ...


Pinsent and Cracknell then formed a men's coxless pair and won the coxless and coxed pairs (with Neil Chugani coxing) in the 2001 World Championships, and the coxless pair in 2002. However, after a disappointing 2003 season that saw Pinsent's first World Championships defeat since 1991, he and Cracknell moved to the men's coxless four for 2004.


At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Pinsent's fourth Olympic Games, Pinsent stroked the boat, with Cracknell, Ed Coode and Steve Williams. In a close race with world champions Canada, they again won gold. The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Nickname: Το κλεινόν άστυ Location of the city of Athens (red dot) within the Prefecture of Athens and Periphery of Attica Coordinates: Country Greece Peripheries Attica Prefecture Athens Founded circa 2000 BC Government  - Mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis Area [1][2]  - City 38. ... Ed Coode, MBE (born June 19, 1975 in Bodmin, Cornwall) is a British rower, twice World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist. ... Steve Williams MBE (born April 15, 1976 in Warwick) is a British rower and Olympic champion. ...


Pinsent was elected to the International Olympic Committee's Athletics Commission in 2001, replacing Jan Zelezny. In 2004, at the Athens Olympics, Pinsent failed to secure re-election to the post, being replaced by Zelezny. Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Pinsent purportedly has one of the highest values of VO2 maximum (amount of oxygen consumed during exercise) ever recorded, drawing in an astounding 8.5 litres of oxygen per minute. VO2 max is defined as the highest rate at which oxygen can be taken up and utilized during exercise by a person. ... General Name, Symbol, Number oxygen, O, 8 Chemical series Nonmetals, chalcogens Group, Period, Block 16, 2, p Appearance colorless (gas) very pale blue (liquid) Atomic mass 15. ...


Pinsent announced his retirement from rowing on 30 November 2004, and was made a Knight Bachelor in the New Year's Honours list announced on 31 December 2004. November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The dignity of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. ... The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He ran the Flora London Marathon on the 23rd April 2006, in four hours and 8 minutes, finishing over an hour behind his rowing team mate James Cracknell.


Pinsent has recently begun making steps into broadcasting, as a sports bulletin presenter for BBC News 24. BBC News 24 is the BBCs 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom. ...

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Achievements

Rowing has been contested since the 1900 Summer Olympics. ... The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... The Thomas Keller Medal is given by FISA, the international govern board for the sport of rowing for an outstanding international career in rowing. ... The Fédération Internationale des Sociétés dAviron, or FISA for short, is the International Rowing Federation which is the governing body for international rowing. ... The Junior World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ... Boat Race Logo Exhausted crews at the finish of the 2002 Boat Race The Boat Race is a rowing race between the rowing clubs of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. ...

Olympic Games

James Cracknell, OBE (born 5 May 1972) is a British rowing champion and double Olympic gold medallist. ... Steve Williams MBE (born April 15, 1976 in Warwick) is a British rower and Olympic champion. ... Ed Coode, MBE (born June 19, 1975 in Bodmin, Cornwall) is a British rower, twice World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist. ... Tim Foster (born 19 January 1970) is a british rower. ... Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave CBE (born on 23 March 1962, in Marlow, England) is a British rower who won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000, as well as an additional bronze medal in 1988. ...

World Championships

  • 2003 – 4th, Coxless Pair (with James Cracknell)
  • 2002 – Gold, Coxless Pair (with James Cracknell)
  • 2001 – Gold, Coxless Pair (with James Cracknell)
  • 2001 – Gold, Coxed Pair (with James Cracknell, Neil Chugani)
  • 1999 – Gold, Coxless Four (with James Cracknell, Ed Coode, Steve Redgrave)
  • 1998 – Gold, Coxless Four (with James Cracknell, Tim Foster, Steve Redgrave)
  • 1997 – Gold, Coxless Four (with James Cracknell, Tim Foster, Steve Redgrave)
  • 1995 – Gold, Coxless Pair (with Steve Redgrave)
  • 1994 – Gold, Coxless Pair (with Steve Redgrave)
  • 1993 – Gold, Coxless Pair (with Steve Redgrave)
  • 1991 – Gold, Coxless Pair (with Steve Redgrave)
  • 1990 – Bronze, Coxless Pair (with Steve Redgrave)
  • 1989 – Bronze, Coxed Four (with Terry Dillon, Steve Turner, Gavin Stewart, Vaughn Thomas)

Junior World Championships

  • 1988 – Gold, Coxless Pair (with Tim Foster)
  • 1987 – 4th, Eight

Bibliography

  • A Lifetime in a Race (2004) ISBN 0-09-190149-9

See also

The Leander Club is based in Henley-on-Thames, and is the oldest rowing club in the world. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Profile on RowingOne
  • ARA biography

  Results from FactBites:
 
James Cracknell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (528 words)
In 1997, he won a seat in the men's coxless fours, with Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and Tim Foster.
However, in 2003 a disappointing season was capped by a failure to win the World Championships, and Pinsent and Cracknell were shifted into the coxless four, with Steve Williams and originally Alex Partridge, with Ed Coode replacing the injured Partridge for the 2004 Summer Olympics.
On 4 March 2006 it was announced that his house had been broken into and his Olympic gold medals had been stolen, also taken were his wedding ring and a lap-top computer containing 20,000 words of a new book and family photographs [1].
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