Matthew Pinsent: Biography highlights

With a stunning rowing career behind him Matthew Pinsent knows that tough training, team work and mental strength are all vital to achieve your goals whether they are sporting or business in nature.

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Full biography of Matthew Pinsent

Eton and Oxford educated he was the President of the Rowing Club and rowed to victory in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race in 1990 and 1991. Aged 21 he took his first Olympic gold when he and rowing partner Sir Steve Redgrave won the pairs in Barcelona. During his rowing career, he won 10 world championship gold medals and four consecutive Olympic gold medals, of which three were with Sir Steve Redgrave. Leading the Great Britain coxless four to victory at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 is widely regarded as one of the greatest sporting moments of all time.

After retiring from rowing he became a sports journalist and broadcaster, taking a lead role with the BBC in the run-up to the London Olympic Games. He also presented the World Olympic Dreams series following 26 international athletes and writes on sport for The Times.

He is an authoritative and accomplished speaker and has created talks for prestigious companies such as Camelot, Marks and Spencer, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Lombard, BT, NatWest and RBS.He published his autobiography, A lifetime in a race in 2004.

He was awarded the MBE in 1993, the CBE in 2001 and was knighted in the 2005 New Years Honours list.

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Sir Matthew Pinsent on High-Performing Teams
Sir Matthew Pinsent on High-Performing Teams
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Semi-Finals Day Highlights with Sir Matthew Pinsent | Henley 2017
Semi-Finals Day Highlights with Sir Matthew Pinsent | Henley 2017
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Sir Matthew Pinsent on Concept2 and the BIRC
Sir Matthew Pinsent on Concept2 and the BIRC
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2004 MATHEW PINSENT OLYMPIC GAMES ATHENS ROWING WITH GREAT BRITAIN
2004 MATHEW PINSENT OLYMPIC GAMES ATHENS ROWING WITH GREAT BRITAIN
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IBM

Matthew's speech was excellent and extremely motivational. He commanded the stage and captivated the audience. I would like to use him for every conference.'

Alliance & Leicester

'Our thanks for your professional and inspirational contribution to our conference, the combination of your team and individual achievements was entirely appropriate and hit all the right notes.'

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