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Dame Katherine Grainger DBE

Olympic Gold Medallist

Katherine Grainger is Britain's most successful female rower, with Olympic gold at London 2012 to add to her silver medals from Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, and Beijing in 2008, as well as six world championships titles in her collection. After a break from the squad, in 2014 Katherine returned to the GB Rowing squad and a demanding training regime. Following a couple of overseas winter training camps she is looking forward to the challenges of the 2015 international rowing season with her eyes firmly set on the Rio Olympics in 2016.

"Katherine is an iconic figure in the world of rowing"

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In detail

Katherine took a 2 year break from the GB Rowing Squad during which time she also completed her PhD and wrote her autobiography 'Dreams Do Come True'. She spent time working for the BBC as a co-presenter on the Rowing World Cup coverage, the BBC Inspire series and as a pundit during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Since winning her Olympic Gold Katherine has been short-listed for the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. She was elected to the British Olympic Association's Athlete Commission and became a member of the Board for the charity 'International Inspiration'.

What she offers you

Katherine excels when talking of teamwork, overcoming challenges, motivation, winning and the importance of communication. She tailors her talks to the occasion and takes any requirements needed for her clients into careful consideration.

How she presents

Katherine is an impressive and accomplished speaker. She has an exciting story to tell and she tells it well in an inspirational and authoritative way.


She presents in English.

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Speaking topics

  • Sports
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Host and Awards


  • 2012
    Olympic Games London, Double Sculls, GOLD
  • 2011
    World Championships, Double Sculls, GOLD
  • 2010
    World Championships, Double Sculls, GOLD
  • 2009
    World Championships, Single Sculls, SILVER
  • 2008
    Olympic Games, Beijing, Quadruple Sculls, SILVER
  • 2007
    World Championships, Quadruple Sculls, GOLD
  • 2006
    World Championships, Quadruple Sculls, GOLD
  • 2005
    World Championships, Quadruple Sculls, GOLD

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