""Two years after the Barcelona Olympics, Redmond was told that his athletics career was over and that he would never be able to represent his country in sport. Redmond defied the odds yet again securing a place in the GB basketball team – he sent a signed photo of the team to the surgeon that had ruled him out of professional sport. "
Sometimes it is not any one individual feat that defines someone’s “greatness” as much as it is the culmination of the many accomplishments they have made as a whole. Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave is one such example that exemplifies this very scenario. Stephen Redgrave (Now known as Sir Stephen Redgrave after receiving the prestigious Knighthood during the 2001 New Year’s Honors List) was born on March 23rd of 1962 in Marlow, England.