British Olympic Rower, Executive Coach & Inspirational Speaker
Greg Searle 20:40
Greg Searle explains to Henry Winter how the national team can make history. The distinguished Olympian Greg Searle casts his eye over the lake at Eton Dorney where, at 40, he chased glory in the eights at London 2012. When the chase was at its most painful in the final, he heard the Great Britain cox Phelan Hill shouting the name of Searle’s children, urging him to get a medal for Josie and Adam...
Mahe Drysdale's decision to target rowing's single sculls at the Tokyo Olympics should not surprise, despite racing Father Time....rowing produces its share of exceptional older athletes. At 38, Brit Sir Steven Redgrave won gold in the coxless four at Sydney, compatriot Greg Searle earned bronze in the eight at London aged 40, and Norwegian Olaf Tufte - a former single sculls rival of Drysdale - was also 40 when he took bronze in the double sculls at Rio.