Katherine Grainger is Britian’s most successful female rower.
At the London 2012 Olympic games Grainger won Gold, adding this to her Silver medals from Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 as well as six World Championship Titles in her collection.
Born in Glasgow, Katherine now lives by the Thames, near to the GB Rowing Squad base.
Having graduated in Law from Edinburgh University, she went on to achieve an MPhil in Medical Law and Medical Ethics from Glasgow University.
Katherine began rowing in 1993 at Edinburgh University. Having made such good progress, she was awarded the Eva Bailey Trophy as their most outstanding female athlete in 1996 and again in 1997 after winning her first International Gold medal at the U23 World Rowing Championships.
In November 2009, Katherine Grainger was named as Scottish Sportsperson of the Year and awarded the “Emirates Lonsdale Trophy” by Commonwealth Games Scotland, the first female to win this prestigious award.
In 2012 Katherine rowed to Olympic Gold alongside teammate Anna Watkins in the double sculls in London. She is Britain’s only female athlete, in any sport, to win medals in four consecutive Olympic Games.