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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 November, 2004, 10:12 GMT
Matthew Pinsent's career in photos
Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave celebrate success in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona
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Matthew Pinsent earns his first Olympic gold alongside Steve Redgrave in the coxless pairs at the 1992 Games in Barcelona
Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent collect their gold medals at the Atlanta Olympic games
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The duo continue to dominate the event and retain their coxless pairs title four years later with success in Atlanta
James Cracknell, Steve Redgrave, Edward Coode and Matthew Pinsent celebrate success in the World Rowing Championships
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Pinsent joins Redgrave in Great Britain's coxless four and claims World Championship gold in 1998 and 1999
Pinsent's is given the honour of being Britain's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sydney
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He is given the honour of being Britain's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney
Great Britain storm to a thrilling win at Lake Penrith in Sydney
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With Pinsent acting as the anchorman, Great Britain storm to a thrilling win over Italy at Lake Penrith
Pinsent congratulates Redgrave following the success in Sydney
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Redgrave claims his fifth consecutive Olympic gold prompting wild celebrations from Pinsent at the finish
Pinsent proudly displays his CBE at Buckingham Palace
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In 2001 he adds a CBE to the MBE he was awarded in 1992 as he gains recognition for a remarkable career
The British coxless four win Olympic gold in Athens by the narrowest of margins
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Pinsent claims his fourth Olympic gold in the 2004 Games in Athens as the British boat edges out Canada in a epic finish
Pinsent breaks down after claiming his fourth Olympic gold at the Athens Games
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The enormity of his achievement finally sinks in after he is presented with his fourth and final Olympic gold

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