Greg Searle

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Greg Searle
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Born (1972-03-20) 20 March 1972 (age 46)
Ashford, Surrey, England
Relatives Jonny Searle (brother)

Gregory Mark Pascoe Searle MBE (born 20 March 1972) is a British Olympic rower educated at Hampton School and London South Bank University.


Greg Searle is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the coxed pairs event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with his brother Jonny Searle and cox Garry Herbert. He also won a World Championships gold medal in 1993 with his brother. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he finished third in the coxless four event. Following Atlanta, he converted briefly to competing in the single scull (coached by Harry Mahon) where he won bronze at the 1997 World Rowing Championships and in the same year the single sculls' event at Henley Royal Regatta. He was a finalist in the men's pair at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Ed Coode, finishing a disappointing and close fourth, having led much of the way.

After his retirement as an international rower, Searle joined the British sailing team in the America's Cup. He was a "grinder" in the 2002 Challenger Series.

He returned to international rowing at the age of 38 for the 2010 World Rowing Championships and won an Olympic bronze medal, age 40, in the men's eight at London 2012.

Searle was awarded an MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours, following his gold at Barcelona.

Away from rowing, he is an avid supporter of Plymouth Argyle.

He is a steward of Henley Royal Regatta. Married to Jenny, he has two children, Josie and Adam.[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  • Rower Searle trains for 2012 comeback
  • Coxless pair pipped on line, The Times, 22 September 2000
  • GBR crew profiles — Greg Searle from the BBC
  • Greg Searle MBE — Account Director
  • Heroes' Heroes: Greg Searle, Olympic gold medal-winning rower, on Mickey Skinner, The Sunday Times, 7 August 2005

External links

  • Greg Searle at FISA
  • British Olympic Committee
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Greg Searle". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. 
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