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The Olympic round up: A week in review

Great Britain’s short track speed skaters claimed their first medal of the World Cup season as the men’s 5000m relay team fought their way to br...

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Olympic champion Grainger still hungry for competition

Katherine Grainger says she still has the drive to compete after she finished second in the single scull at the 5km GB Rowing Team Assessment in...

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Olympic champion Grainger sets date for return to rowing

Katherine Grainger will make her competitive return to rowing in the UK since winning London 2012 gold later this month at the GB Rowing Team As...

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Grainger back on the water with Rio Olympics on her mind

Olympic champion Katherine Grainger has revealed that she is back on the water for the first time in two years with Rio 2016 in her sights.

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Grainger and Watkins ready for London Marathon challenge

Olympic gold medallists Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins will start this weekend's Virgin Money London Marathon - and then run the race thems...

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sydney 2000
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

www.katherinegrainger.com

Katherine Grainger joined Anna Watkins in the double in 2010 and they remained unbeaten, winning the last two world titles and all three World Cups leading up to the London Olympic Games. At the GB trials in 2012, Grainger regained her women’s single scull title.

By the time she left secondary school she was a black belt in karate and took up rowing at the University of Edinburgh in 1993. Her international career took off in 1997 when she won gold at the World Under-23 Championships.

She has a degree and Masters in law and a PhD in homicide.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Grainger won gold in rowing, double scull with partner Anna Watkins. 

Already with silver medals from Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, Katherine became Great Britain’s most successful Olympic female rower and the only female athlete – in any sport – to gain medals in four consecutive Olympic Games. 

She was awarded an MBE in 2006 and a CBE in 2013 for services to sport.