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Jonny Searle
Personal information
Born8 May 1969 (1969-05-08) (age 53)
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom
EducationHampton School
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
RelativesGreg 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
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Racice Coxed pair
Silver medal – second place 1995 Tampere Coxless four
Silver medal – second place 1999 St. Catharines Coxed four
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Bled Eight
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Vienna Eight
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Indianapolis Coxless four
World Rowing Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Cologne Coxless four
Silver medal – second place 1986 Roudnice Coxless four

Jonathan "Jonny" William C. Searle MBE (born 8 May 1969) is a British rower and business man. Along with his brother Gregory, and coxswain Garry Herbert, Searle won the gold medal in the coxed pair event at the Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Early life and education

Searle was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. He was educated at Hampton School and Christ Church, Oxford.

Whilst at Oxford University, he competed in the Boat Race in 1988, 1989, and 1990. Oxford triumphed in all three races. Searle was President of the Oxford University Boat Club in the 1989–1990 academic year.


Searle is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the coxed pairs event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with his brother Greg Searle. He also won a World Championships gold medal in 1993. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he finished third in the coxless four event.

He is a steward of Henley Royal Regatta.

Personal life

Searle has two sons, Kit and Jake.

He still trains at Molesey Boat Club.