Grainger and Thornley take Bronze at the European Rowing Championships

Olympic Champion Katherine Grainger marked her international comeback with a Bronze medal as Britain won six golds at European Rowing Championships in Poznan this weekend.

The Scot, who had not raced since winning gold at London 2012, partnered Vicky Thornley to third in the double sculls behind Poland and Lithuania.

“We really are a work in progess, but to get on the podium is a start,” the 39-year-old told BBC Sport.

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Britain won a total of 6 gold, two silvers and 2 bronze to claim 10 medals in Poland. See all the BBC reports and footage from the weekend here.

Watch the final on the World Rowing website here.

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The GB pair sat in silver medal position for lunch of the race.

Watch back the BBC Sport interviews in the lead up to the event:

23 May – European Rowing Championships: Katherine Grainger returns – Grainger intends to “treasure every day” as she competes in the double skulls with Vicky Thornley.

28 May – European Rowing Championships: Katherine Grainger ready for return – Sir Steve Redgrave’s candid exchange with Katherine on her decision to return and feeling like the ‘new girl at school’ on her first day back.

Photo’s courtesy of GB Rowing