| He was a member of the British bobsleigh team at the 1981 European Championships (cf. Together, they're seen playing hide and seek, frisbee, cycling and swimming.
 At the ASA National British Championships he won the 100 metres breaststroke title in 1976, 1978 and 1980 and the 200 metres breaststroke title in 1976, 1978 and 1980.. His bald head made him instantly recognisable. Duncan Alexander Goodhew, MBE (born 27 May 1957) is an English former competitive swimmer. In the BBC Radio 4 spoof news programme On The Hour, the sports desk presenter Alan Partridge often alludes to a fictional incident where Goodhew's hair 'tragically' grows back, thus robbing him of his celebrity status as a 'cheery bald swimming star'. Goodhew's 100 m breaststroke gold medal achievement was ranked 99th in the British network Channel 4's 100 Greatest Sporting Moments in 2002. The first being a nickname for a trusted servant deriving from the Medieval English "gode" meaning "good" and "hewe", a servant (from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hiwan" meaning … Goodhew - May mean "good servant" . "Swimming." Times, 27 May 1978, p. 22", "Hennessy, John. In the months following his death, dozens of Duncan… Four years later, in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, he won gold in the 100m breaststroke, in a time of 1:03.34, and a bronze in the 4x100m medley relay. | There are approximately 162 people named Goodhew in the UK.Approximately 3 out of every million people in the UK are named Goodhew. He appears in several episodes of Dave Gorman's Important Astrology Experiment, after Dave was instructed to befriend somebody with his initials, but whose life was very different.
He is mentioned in the song 'Shaven Haven' by Kunt and The Gang and was also featured in The Macc Lads song "Al O'Peesha". "Swimming." present) ( 2 children). Goodhew married Annie Patterson, a graphic designer from North Carolina, in December 1984, and they have two children. Duncan Goodhew was born on May 27, 1957 and is 63 years old now. Goodhew made two guest appearances on The Sooty Show: firstly, in 1984, in the episode, "All Blocked Up" and secondly in 1991 in the episode "Hair Today". After swimming competitively in America as a collegian at North Carolina State University, he was an Olympic swimmer for Great Britain and won Olympic gold and bronze medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He is also sardonically mentioned in the Only Fools and Horses episode "The Longest Night" by Tom Clark, the head security officer of the fictional Top Buyer Superstores.  Of the eight international relay teams participating, each team had one swimmer with MS. Goodhew swam on the same team as organizer and MS activist Taylor MH.  Proceeds from fund-raising were all donated to the Myelin Project.. He also swam at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He is mentioned in the song 'Shaven Haven' by Kunt and The Gang and was also featured in The Macc Lads song "Al O'Peesha". He claims he was dyslexic; he is also an author and motivational speaker.
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