BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Sir Steve Redgrave Olympic Champion

Redgrave rows to victory in 2000

In 2000, rower Sir Steve Redgrave was named Sports Personality of the Year.

This year capped a perfect career for Redgrave who, at the Sydney Olympic Games, picked up his fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

With five gold medals and one bronze, Sir Steve Redgrave is the most successful rower in Olympic history.

After retiring, Redgrave was knighted the following year.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.

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