Rowing: Redgrave set for Atlanta

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STEVE REDGRAVE yesterday received a pounds 200,000 sponsorship from the financial services company, Manulife Financial, that will keep alive his attempt to win an unprecedented fourth gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Britain's 31-year-old triple Olympic champion was considering retirement if he could not find the pounds 30,000 a year he needed to train full time, but now he will be able to prepare his defence of the coxless pairs title . However, the financial services company, Manulife Financial, yesterday provided pounds 200,000 backing over four years for the 31-year-old oarsman and his partner, Matthew Pinsent, enabling them to prepare to defend the coxless pairs title they won in Barcelona.