Katherine Grainger

Katherine Grainger


  • Event Double scull (W2x)
  • Date of Birth 12/11/1975
  • Born Glasgow, Scotland


By the time Katherine 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.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Katherine won gold in the rowing double scull with Anna Watkins, in the process becoming Great Britain’s most successful Olympic female rower and only female athlete – in any sport – to gain medals in four consecutive Games (she had previously won three silvers).

Awarded an MBE in 2006 and CBE seven years later for services to rowing, Katherine made a return to the sport in September 2014 with the aim of chasing a place in the team for Rio 2016.

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