Sir Steve Redgrave's steeliness helped him combat ‘genetic disadvantages’ and become a Team GB immortal – and Elstow rowing ace George Reed wants to follow in his footsteps. Bedfordshire’s George, 19, knows exactly what made the five-time Olympic gold medallist so special. At just over six foot four inches, Steve was shorter than most other Olympic rowers but used technical proficiency – and a rock-solid resilience – to soar to the top of the podium.
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is supporting 50 of the most talented young British athletes through SportsAid for the eighth consecutive year. RBC, one of the largest banks in the world and a partner of the charity since 2014, provides the next generation of sports stars with financial assistance, recognition and personal development opportunities to help them fulfil their potential. The athletes being supported by RBC in 2021 stretch across 32 sporting disciplines.