Sir Steve Redgrave Provides a Golden Glow at the London Sporting Club

Sir Steve Redgrave Provides a Golden Glow at the London Sporting Club

The London Sporting Club was honoured to have as our second sporting lunch guest the great Sir Steve Redgrave on Thursday, May 11th. The five time Olympic champion entertained another packed room with his incredible story which included winning gold in 1992 despite contracting colitis ten weeks earlier, nearly withdrawing from the Atlanta final in 1996 after a bomb struck the city centre, and then fighting his way through Type A diabetes to win his 5th gold in Sydney, 2000. He also revealed how he felt as he entered the London Olympic Stadium in 2012 as the last adult torch bearer at the Opening Ceremony. Other sporting notables present included former Spurs defender Paul Miller, former swimming champion and current BBC commentator Andy Jameson, former test cricketer Tim Munton, as well as badminton queen Gail Emms and Paralympic rowing champion David Smith, the latter bringing the house down with his amazing story of survival and winning. There were five other special guests there too – the five Olympic gold medals won by Sir Steve Redgrave, just to add some glitter and gold to another stunning sporting lunch. 

Sir Steve Redgrave concludes his lunch at the London Sporting Club

 

The mens coxless pairs Olympic Gold Medal from the 1996 Atlanta Games won by Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. This was the only gold won by Team GB in Atlanta.

The men’s coxless pairs Olympic Gold Medal from the 1996 Atlanta Games won by Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent. This was the only gold won by Team GB in Atlanta.

2 Former European and Commonwealth swimming champion Andy Jameson gets his hands on Sir Steve Redgraves five Olympic gold medals.

Former European and Commonwealth swimming champion Andy Jameson gets his hands on Sir Steve Redgrave’s five Olympic gold medals.

3 London Sporting Club Chairman Ian Stafford with the legend that is Sir Steve Redgrave.

London Sporting Club Chairman Ian Stafford with the legend that is Sir Steve Redgrave.

Two incredible individuals with inspirational stories: Paralympic rowing champion David Smith alongside Sir Steve Redgrave

Two incredible individuals with inspirational stories: Paralympic rowing champion David Smith alongside Sir Steve Redgrave.

5 Former world and European badminton champion Gail Emms catches up with her old friend Sir Steve Redgrave.

Former world and European badminton champion Gail Emms catches up with her old friend Sir Steve Redgrave.

6 A full house enjoys a sumptuous three course lunch at the London Sporting Club at Mortons before Sir Steve Redgrave captivates the audience.

A full house enjoys a sumptuous three-course lunch at the London Sporting Club at Morton’s before Sir Steve Redgrave captivates the audience.

7 The silver postcard presented to Sir Steve Redgrave by the London Sporting Club beautifully created and carved by our good friends at Thomas Lyte

The silver postcard presented to Sir Steve Redgrave by the London Sporting Club, beautifully created and carved by our good friends at Thomas Lyte.

8 Sir Steve Redgrave entertains a spellbound audience in conversation with Ian Stafford

Sir Steve Redgrave entertains a spellbound audience, in conversation with Ian Stafford.

9 Sir Steve Redgrave is in the house.

Sir Steve Redgrave is in the house.