Garry Herbert MBE

Garry Herbert MBE

Garry Herbert is the inspirational Olympic Gold Medallist from the 1992 Barcelona Games, coxing the Searle Brothers to their amazing victory over the twice Olympic Champions and nine times World Champions, the Abbagnale Brothers form Italy. In 1993 the Searle Brothers coxed by Garry, added the World Championship title to their collection.

A successful cox is first and foremost a successful motivator of his crew.

It is a story of truly amazing commitment, determination and sacrifice. How a young team was built, trained and performed on the greatest sporting stage in the world and the emotional ceremony that followed still remains one of the poignant sporting images of all time.

He also won 1992 BBC Sports Team of the Year, and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List 1992.

Since retiring from international competition, Garry has become BBC Sport’s “the voice of rowing” and was the principal rowing commentator at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He presided over Sir Steve Redgrave’s monumental fifth Gold Medal and brought the nation to it’s feet in the final of the Men’s 8, the first gold of it’s kind since 1912.

Rowing is Britain’s most successful sport, and continues to be so, Garry has been at the heart of that success.


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