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Olympic24: Steady start for Ennis-Hill, Murray into last 16

Jessica Ennis-Hill lies third after first day of the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting, 103 points off top spot, while Andy Murray books his place in last 16 ...

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Olympic24: Ennis-Hill set for Gotzis, rapid Farah wins in US

Jessica Ennis-Hill set for first heptathlon since winning gold at London 2012, while Mo Farah records fastest 10,000m time of 2015 in Eugene. He...

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Grainger determined to take second gold in Rio

She might have four Olympic medals to her name but Katherine Grainger is adamant that only a gold will make for a happy fifth in Rio next summer...

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Grainger back in GB fold for European Rowing Championships

Olympic champion Katherine Grainger will make her return to international competition after being named in the 50-strong team for European Rowin...

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Thrilling finish to GB Rowing Trials

Alex Gregory and Mohamed Sbihi came out top for the second year running in a star-studded men’s pair final at the GB Rowing Team Trials at Caver...

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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.