Katherine wins ‘Olympians’ Olympian’ Award

Scottish rower Katherine Grainger won the Olympians’ Olympian award at the 2016 Team GB ball in London.

_92783890_gettyimages-626820026Grainger, 41, won silver in the double sculls at this year’s Rio Olympics – the fifth Olympic medal of her career.

The ball at Battersea Evolution was hosted by double Olympic bronze-winning diver Tom Daley and Strictly Come Dancing co-host Claudia Winkleman.

The GB women’s hockey team, who claimed gold in Rio, won the Great Britain’s Choice award.

Grainger took a two-year break from rowing after winning Olympic gold at London 2012, following silver medals at Sydney, Athens and Beijing.

But after a selection ordeal where her place was only confirmed six weeks beforehand, she won silver with Victoria Thornley in Brazil.

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