- Katherine Grainger
- Sport: Rowing
- Age: 36
- From: Glasgow
- Lives: Berkshire
Originally from Glasgow, Katherine took up rowing while she was a student at Edinburgh University.
In 1997 she was part of the Britain’s women’s eight which won bronze at the world Championships. Three years later she progressed to compete in her first Olympics, winning a silver at Sydney 2000 as part of the quadruple sculls crew.
At the 2004 Olympics Katherine competed with a new partner, Cath Bishop, again winning silver in the Coxless pairs, a feat she would repeat in Beijing in 2008 - the collection of three Olympic medals confirming her status as Britain’s most successful female rower.
Though Grainger has won six world championships golds, she has yet to taste victory at the Olympics, and hopes are high that, with partner Anna Watkins, this will be her year.
London 2012 Events
Women's double skulls
When to watch
Women’s double skulls heats: Monday, 30 July 2012 10:20
Women’s double skulls final: Friday, 03 August 2012 10:20
We're still not at our fastest. You won't see our best speed until the Olympics and that has always been our plan.
And another thing
Katherine is an ambassador for the Scottish children’s charity Aberlour.