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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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Olympic champion rower Grainger set for 2014 London Marathon

Olympic champion rower Katherine Grainger admits she will achieve a life-long ambition this summer when she takes to the start line for the 2014...

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Lure of Rio still 'huge draw' for Grainger

Katherine Grainger insists she still hasn't decided about her future in rowing but admits time is ticking to make the call.

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Katherine Grainger releases book about her journey to Gold

On 3rd August 2012 the nation cheered Katherine Grainger to her long awaited Olympic gold medal on the water at Eton Dorney. For most people the...

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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 remain unbeaten together, winning the last two world titles and all three World Cups this season. At the GB trials this year, Grainger regained her women’s single scull title.

With silver medals from Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, she is Great Britain’s most successful Olympic female rower and was awarded an MBE in 2006 for her services to the sport.

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 is currently studying for a PhD in homicide.

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