With Olympic gold at London 2012 to add to her silver medals from Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, and Beijing in 2008, as well as six world championships titles in her collection, Katherine is Britain’s most successful female rower.


Tuesday 23rd September

Katherine today resumed training with the GB Rowing squad on their first day back for the season. She had this to say…

“It’s now over two years since the London Olympics and it’s really about time that decisions were made. For my own sanity as much as anything else. I’ve discussed, listened, thought, considered. And still felt none the wiser. SO it’s time to return to the boat and test the waters (literally). I’ve missed it, I love it, I want to see if I can be good at it again. No guarantees, no promises, but a start. Many people have said it’s a risk, but in the words of Neil Simon the playwright ‘If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor’.”



Listen to radio 5 live on Monday 13th October at 10pm for an interview with Katherine following her return to the GB Rowing squad. If you miss it the programme will then be available on the bbc iplayer here.