Pinsent started rowing in Eton . As a student at the University of Oxford , he took part in the Boat Race in 1990, 1991 and 1993 . He became Steven Redgrave's rowing partner in two-man without a helmsman in 1990 . This was the beginning of a long and successful partnership. Together they won the 1991 World Rowing Championships in Vienna , the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta . Four years later, at the Olympic Games in Sydney , Pinsent and Redgrave won together with James Cracknell and Tim Foster in the four without a helmsman.
After Redgrave's resignation, Pinsent and Cracknell formed a new team in a twos without a helmsman and in a twos with a helmsman (with Neil Chugani at the helm). At the 2001 World Championships in Lucerne , he won in two without and "two with" within just 2 hours. At the 2002 World Championships in Seville , he won the two without . At the 2003 World Cup in Milan , Pinsent was beaten for the first time since 1991. For this reason he switched to the four without a helmsman. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens Pinsent won in the four without , along with James Cracknell , Ed Coode and Steve Williams . From 2001 to 2004 he was a member of the IOC . At the end of November 2004, he announced his resignation.
In 1993, Pinsent was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II , was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000 and was finally awarded a Knight Bachelor's degree in 2004 Nobility raised. In the same year he was awarded the Thomas Keller Medal by the world rowing association FISA , the highest honor in rowing. It was presented to him in May 2005 in Eton.
- A Lifetime in a Race . 2004, ISBN 0-09-190149-9 .
- Official website
- BBC announces Pinsent's resignation
- Matthew Pinsent in the Sports-Reference database (archived from the original )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Pinsent, Sir Matthew (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British rower|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 10, 1970|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Holt , Norfolk|