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Katherine Grainger

Full name: Katherine Grainger
Gender: Female
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: November 12, 1975 in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Affiliations: St. Andrew Boat Club, Edinburgh
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Australian distance runner Ron Clarke is supposed to have once famously said "I've got enough silvers to light up a bleeding Christmas tree." Katherine Grainger's Olympic career seems to mirror Clarke in that respect. Grainger has been world champion on six occasions between 2003 and 2011 but her Olympic appearances have all ended with her being one step away from the top of the podium.

The first of these second place finishes in 2000 was as part of the crew in the quadruple sculls that won Britain's first ever Olympic rowing medal in a women's event. Up to 2012 she has competed in 11 World Championships and only once missed a final. Grainger has a degree in law from Edinburgh University, a master's degree in medical law from Glasgow University and is studying for a doctorate at King's College, London.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2012 Summer 36 London Rowing Women's Double Sculls Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Women's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
2012 Summer 36 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Anna Bebington-Watkins Final Round A Final
2012 Summer 36 London Rowing Great Britain GBR Anna Bebington-Watkins Round One Heat One

Women's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Cath Bishop Final 7:08.66
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Cath Bishop Round One Repêchage Heat One 7:06.75
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Great Britain GBR Cath Bishop Round One Heat One 7:34.66

Women's Quadruple Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T L
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Final 6:21.64
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:30.96
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 6:35.09
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Great Britain GBR Final Round A Final 6:17.37 3
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 6:13.70 2
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