Many cheeky wits suggested it could be a scene from the movie Twins (no prizes for guessing would be Arnie Schwarzenegger and who would be Danny De Vito).
While there are a few obvious differences between myself and the 6 foot 5 Sir Matthew, we have one thing in common – a passion for sport.
Hearing him speak at a sporting dinner at the Gatsby Restaurant about rowing and winning four gold medals was inspirational.
I am a keen cyclist and am training for the Manchester to London Cycle Ride Challenge – a 250-mile challenge to be completed in 24 hours.
Sir Matthew’s speech certainly provided me with added motivation for my training ride the next day – 85km much of it through heavy wind.
Sir Matthew is definitely up there on my list of favourite British Olympians. Let me know who makes your list of favourite athletes.