Greg Searle has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious awards in rowing, the Thomas Keller Medal. Chosen by the World Rowing Federation, FISA, he joins five other international oarsmen and women in an impressive list that includes Caryn Davies, who stroked the Oxford Blue Boat to be the first winners of the women’s Boat Race. Also on the list is Iztok Cop, the Slovenian sculler who has won medals at four Olympic Games, including a gold medal in the double sculls at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The medal is awarded to an athlete who has excelled both at international level, but has also shown a technical mastery of the sport, as well as brilliant sportsmanship and “legendary” recognition. The winner receives, amongst other things, a lifetime accreditation to all FISA World Rowing Championships. Previous winners include Drew Ginn, the Australian Olympian, as well as Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave. The winner will be announced in July at the World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, and the medal will be presented by Dominik Keller, son of Thomas, a former President of FISA. The full list of nominees can be found here. Information about the award and past winners can be found here.