Nature or Nurture? Redgrave's Girl Reopens the Debate
Newman, Paul, The Independent (London, England)
Sir Steve's daughter had not sat in a rowing boat until she was 18, so surely her recent success is down to her genes? Not necessarily, says Paul Newman. Hard work, luck and... beefburgers play a part
Forget the fact that her father, Sir Steve Redgrave, is Britain's greatest Olympian. Forget the fact that her mother, Lady Ann Redgrave, also rowed at the Olympics and, as doctor to the British rowing team, can impart the best medical advice. Forget the fact that her sleek 6ft 2in frame is ideal for rowing. No, the reason why 19-year-old Natalie Redgrave followed her parents into rowing was beefburgers.
Natalie, who helped Oxford win the Women's Boat Race …
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Publication information: Article title: Nature or Nurture? Redgrave's Girl Reopens the Debate. Contributors: Newman, Paul - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: April 13, 2011. Page number: 46. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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