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Four of Team GB's most successful Olympians share the same birthday

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Have you ever wondered what the most successful date is in Team GB's Olympic history?

Well wonder no more because we can reveal that it is March 23. Why you ask? Well four of Great Britain's most decorated Olympians were all born on this day.

Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Chris Hoy, Mo Farah, and Jason Kenny were all born on March 23 and have all gone on to win gold medals aplenty for Team GB at summer Olympics'.

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Redgrave is the oldest out of the four, aged 54, who is then followed by Hoy, aged 40, with the two of them being retired from competition.

As for Kenny and Farah, they are still competing, and are 28 and 33 respectively.

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Between the four of them, they have won a staggering 20 gold medals, with the first coming back in 1984 thanks to Redgrave, and the latest coming in 2016 thanks to Kenny and Farah.

During his Olympic career, Redgrave won five gold medals in the rowing, but his impressive tally has since been eclipsed by cycling duo Hoy and Kenny, with the two winning six golds apiece.

As for Farah, he's currently got three gold medals to his name, but is looking to win his fourth this weekend in the 5,000 metres.

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Hoy and Kenny sit at the top of the medal charts for Team GB, winning seven medals each, with six of them being gold and one of them being silver.

Redgrave is just behind them with six medals, five of which are gold and one is bronze, whilst Farah has three to his name, all of which are gold.

So if you are wanting to bring up a successful Olympian, June 29 could be the special day, as that's the estimated conception date for a March 23 birthday.

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Jason Kenny
Athletics
Commonwealth Games
Usain Bolt
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Olympics
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