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Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing  

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List of the best rowing Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous rowing event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic rowing Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest rowing Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best rowing athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List athletes include Steve Redgrave, Dominic Seiterle and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic rowing athletes?" and "Who is the best rowing competitor of all time?"
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Steve Redgrave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Mahé Drysdale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Matthew Pinsent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Shirley Tessle added Matthew Pinsent age 46

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Olaf Tufte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Olaf Tufte age 40

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Elisabeta Lipă is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Daviv Sumatal added Elisabeta Lipă age 52

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James Cracknell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
BenNicholson added James Cracknell age 44

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Jüri Jaanson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Jüri Jaanson age 51

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Doina Ignat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Daviv Sumatal added Doina Ignat age 48

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Georgina Earl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Georgina Earl age 38

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Greg Searle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
BenNicholson added Greg Searle age 45

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Ekaterina Karsten is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Wyatt Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Wyatt Allen age 38

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Susan Francia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Susan Francia age 34

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Bryan Volpenhein is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

The Best Olympic Athletes in Diving

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Scott Frandsen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Caroline Meyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Scott Brennan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Scott Brennan age 34

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Megan Kalmoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Megan Kalmoe age 33

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Rasmus Quist Hansen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
tay2twimming added Rasmus Quist Hansen

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Sarah Bonikowsky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Sarah Bonikowsky age 34

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Peter Cipollone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

The Best Athletes of All Time

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Sanna Stén is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Sanna Stén age 39

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Stephen Rowbotham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Minna Nieminen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Minna Nieminen age 40

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Tom Paradiso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Tom Paradiso

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Mathew Hughes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Mathew Hughes Died at 60 (1822-1882)

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Darcy Marquardt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Darcy Marquardt age 38

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Laurel Korholz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Dominic Seiterle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Vasileios Polymeros is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Sebastian Bea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Sebastian Bea age 38

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Marcus McElhenney is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Marcus McElhenney age 35

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Brett Newlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Brett Newlin age 35

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Tracy Cameron is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Tracy Cameron age 42

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Rasmus Quist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Rasmus Quist age 37

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Megan Dirkmaat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Mary Whipple is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Mary Whipple age 36

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Ashley Brzozowicz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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5 6
Georgeta Damian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Daviv Sumatal added Georgeta Damian age 40

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Zac Purchase is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Zac Purchase age 30

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2 3
Caroline Lind is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Caroline Lind age 34

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Mark Hunter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Mark Hunter age 38

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Anita DeFrantz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Daniel Walsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Daniel Walsh age 37

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Erin Cafaro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Erin Cafaro age 33

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Paul Teti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Paul Teti

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Caryn Davies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing
Caryn Davies age 34

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Marit van Eupen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Lesley Thompson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing

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Kirsten van der Kolk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Rowing