Greg Searle won a dramatic Olympic gold medal in rowing at the age of twenty at the 1992 Barcelona Games with his brother Jonny and their cox Garry Herbert. In recognition of this achievement he became one of the youngest recipients of an MBE in the 1993 honours list. He and Jonny took the bronze at Atlanta in the coxless four (1996) and four years later, Greg Searle was pushed into fourth place in the coxless pairs final with Ed Coode at Sydney.
After Sydney, and with his wife Jenny expecting their first child, Searle retired from international rowing.
On 31 August 2009 Greg Searle made an audacious, life-changing decision – to become the first person to win two Olympic gold medals twenty years apart. If Not Now, When? is the story of Greg’s 2012 Olympic comeback.
If Not Now, When? Macmillan, 2012.