Jack Beresford (1899-1977)

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Jack Beresford, CBE, (1 January 1899 – 3 December 1977) was a British rower who won five medals at five Olympic Games in succession, an Olympic record in rowing which was not surpassed for 60 years. His record of winning five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games (three gold, two silver), was not beaten until 1996 when Sir Steve Redgrave won his fifth Olympic medal at his fourth Olympic Games (four gold, one bronze). Redgrave then extended his record by winning his fifth consecutive gold medal in 2000 bringing his total to five gold and one bronze in five consecutive Olympiads.

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