Greg Searle
Personal information
Born (1972-03-20) 20 March 1972 (age 49)
Ashford, Surrey, England
RelativesJonny Searle (brother)
Medal record
Men's rowing
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Coxed pair
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Coxless four
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Eight
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Racice Coxed pair
Silver medal – second place 1995 Tampere Coxless four
Silver medal – second place 2010 Karapiro Eight
Silver medal – second place 2011 Bled Eight
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Vienna Eight
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Indianapolis Coxless four
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Aiguebelette Single scull
World Rowing Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Szeged Coxless four
Gold medal – first place 1990 Aiguebelette Coxless four

Gregory Mark Pascoe Searle MBE (born 20 March 1972) is a British Olympic rower educated at Hampton School and London South Bank University.


Greg Searle is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the coxed pairs event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with his brother Jonny Searle and cox Garry Herbert. He also won a World Championships gold medal in 1993 with his brother. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he finished third in the coxless four event. Following Atlanta, he converted briefly to competing in the single scull (coached by Harry Mahon) where he won bronze at the 1997 World Rowing Championships and in the same year the single sculls' event at Henley Royal Regatta. He was a finalist in the men's pair at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Ed Coode, finishing a disappointing and close fourth, having led much of the way.

After his retirement as an international rower, Searle joined the British sailing team in the America's Cup. He was a "grinder" in the 2002 Challenger Series.

He returned to international rowing at the age of 38 for the 2010 World Rowing Championships and was part of the British squad that topped the medal table at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, where he won a silver medal as part of the eight with Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell, Cameron Nichol, James Foad, Alex Partridge, Moe Sbihi, Tom Ransley, Daniel Ritchie and Phelan Hill.[1]

He won an Olympic bronze medal, age 40, in the men's eight at London 2012.[citation needed]

Searle was awarded an MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours, following his gold at Barcelona.[citation needed]

He is a steward of Henley Royal Regatta. Married to Jenny, he has two children, Josie and Adam.[2] Cricketer, Laurie Evans is his nephew.


  1. ^ "2011 World Rowing Championships". World Rowing Federation. Archived from the original on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)