Greg Searle MBE

Gold Medal-Winning Olympic Rower


Gold medal-winning rower and Olympic speaker Greg Searle MBE started his rowing career back in 1985, inspired by his brother and fellow oarsman, Jonny. As an Olympic speaker, Greg can reflect upon his journey to sporting success, sharing the skills needed to prosper in a competitive environment.

After winning two Junior World Championship gold medals in 1989 and 1990 in the coxless four, Greg went on to win another gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, this time with his brother as a coxed pair. This win is remembered fondly by many sports fans, as one of the most enthralling and thrilling rowing events in Olympic history. It was this incredible performance that earned Greg his MBE in 1993.

The following year, the pair won another gold medal, this time at the World Rowing Championships. At Atlanta in 1996, Greg won a bronze medal in the coxless four and at the London Olympic Games in 2012 – 20 years after his first Olympic appearance – he won another bronze in the men’s eight. The Olympic speaker was 40 years old at the time.

All the other medals won by Greg were in the World Rowing Championships – in 1991 in Vienna he won a bronze and another in 1994 in Indianapolis. The following year, Greg earned a silver medal in the coxless four in Lake Kaukajärvi at Tampere, Finland, then in 1997 – switching to the single scull event for Aiguebelette in France – he won another bronze. Going back to the men’s eight, Greg won silvers in 2010 at Lake Karapiro near Cambridge and in 2011 at Lake Bled, Slovenia.

As a sports speaker, Greg is highly regarded for his infectious passion, leaving audiences eager to embrace their own sporting opportunities. For corporate clients, Greg’s story is inspiring and invaluable, as he shares the secrets of forming a high-performance team.

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When featuring at events Greg is known to discuss such topics as:

  • Maintaining Focus
  • High Performing Teams
  • Maximising Success
  • Peak Performance
  • Elite Competing

Over the course of his career Greg earned the following achievements:

  • Gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
  • Gold medal at the 1993 Racice World Rowing Championships
  • Gold medal at the 1989 Szeged World Rowing Junior Championships
  • Gold medal at the 1990 Aiguebelette World Rowing Junior Championships
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