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Jonathan "Jonny" William C. Searle MBE (born 8 May 1969) is a British rower. Along with his brother Gregory, and coxswain Garry Herbert, Searle won the gold medal in the coxed pair event at the Olympic Games in Barcelona.

Jonny Searle
Personal information
Born8 May 1969 (1969-05-08) (age 50)
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom
EducationHampton School
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
RelativesGreg Searle (brother)

Searle is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the coxed pairs event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with his brother Greg Searle. He also won a World Championships gold medal in 1993. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he finished third in the coxless four event.

Searle has retired from high performance rowing, but still trains at Molesey Boat Club.

He is a steward of Henley Royal Regatta.

Early lifeEdit

Searle was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. He was educated at Hampton School and Christ Church, Oxford.

Whilst at Oxford University, he competed in the Boat Race in 1988, 1989, and 1990. Oxford triumphed in all three races. Searle was President of the Oxford University Boat Club in the 1989–1990 academic year.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jonny Searle". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.