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List of Olympians in New Year Honours

Knighthood

Ben Ainslie - sailing

Bradley Wiggins - cycling

CBE

Katherine Grainger - rowing

Jessica Ennis - at...

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Copeland hoping to defend title in Rio

Olympic rowing champion Kat Copeland has put plans to retire on hold and confirmed she intends to defend her title at the Rio Games in 2016.

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Grainger enjoying time in limelight

Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger believes the performance of Great Britain's female rowers at the London Olympics has finally taken the...

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Rowing blazed a trail for Great Britain team

After Britain won their only gold medal of the 1996 Olympics in rowing, chief coach Jurgen Grobler, Matthew Pinsent and Steve Redgrave were call...

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Rowers back on gold trail

Great Britain will chase more gold-medal glory on the rowing lake at Eton Dorney on Thursday as three crews head into finals.

The British...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Heather Stanning joined Helen Glover in the women’s pair in 2010 and they won silver at their first World Championships and again in 2011 – both times behind New Zealand – but won all three World Cups this year.

Stanning was commissioned from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in August 2008 into the Royal Artillery and she will return after the Games.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, Stanning won gold in women's pair with partner Helen Glover.