The pairing then went on to win a Bronze medal at the World Cup II in Varese, Italy, in a time of 06:55.67 narrowly beating the Polish double in an exciting finish.
World Cup III took the GB Rowing team to the beautiful setting of Lake Rotsee, Lucerne. Katherine and Vicky took second place in their heat in a time of 06:50.97 putting them through to the semi-final. An unfortunate error in the semi ended their medal hopes. In the ‘B’ final they won comfortably ahead of Finland in a time of 06:58.87.
At the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France at the end of August, Katherine and Vicky qualified the double scull boat for a place at the Rio Olympics in 2016. They now have the hard winter season of training ahead of them before international competition begins again in April.
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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)
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.