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 championship titles in her collection, Katherine is Britain’s most successful female rower.

 

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July 2016 – Final Countdown to Rio

Katherine Grainger will attempt to win a medal for a fifth straight Olympics after being selected for Team GB in the Rio Olympic Games.

She will partner Victoria Thornley in the double sculls at the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Grainger is the defending champion in the discipline, having won gold with Anna Watkins in the London Olympics in 2012 to make her Britain’s most decorated female Olympian.

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Grainger, who won London gold after three consecutive silver medals, returned to the GB Rowing Team in September 2014 following a two-year sabbatical.

The Scot was paired with Thornley and the duo won European bronze, then finished sixth at the World Championships to qualify the boat for Rio.

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Grainger, who won London gold after three consecutive silver medals, returned to the GB Rowing Team in September 2014 following a two-year sabbatical.

The Scot was paired with Thornley and the duo won European bronze, then finished sixth at the World Championships to qualify the boat for Rio.

 

BOOK REVIEW

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“The book is a testament to friendship” (The Observer)

“… as much about people as it is about the physical and mental challenges of world-class rowing” (The Financial Times)

“a beautifully crafted tale of a singular woman… an important and long overdue book… its pages are rich with emotion; passion, anger and determination ooze out of the text.” (Rowing & Regatta Magazine)

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The paperback edition of Katherine’s autobiography (pictured above) is now available. It features an updated foreword, a new cover and title; ‘Katherine Grainger the Autobiography’. Purchase a copy here.