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Grainger gets back in the boat!
39 –year old, 4-time Olympian and London 2012 gold medallist, Katherine Grainger isn’t letting go of her competitive streak just yet!
After 3 consecutive silver Olympic Medals, Katherine Grainger rowed to victory with partner Anna Watkins to become Olympic Champions in London 2012.
Despite reaching the ultimate goal of becoming an Olympic gold medallist, Katherine expresses her love for a challenge and aspirations for Rio 2016.
"I’m not doing this because it’s my last shot, but because it’s possible to have this shot. I thought to myself, would I look back in years to come and regret not taking it? To put on the GB kit, and to be a part of something like this, is an amazing thing to do and I’ll never have it again.”
"It’s an amazing time to be in the system, we have fantastic support and encouragement from the public, an amazing funding system with UK Sport and a great network of coaches and support staff who help make things possible."
But Grainger isn’t let her standards slip. She is raring to go and training as hard as ever to compete for her second Olympic gold medal.
"I only considered coming back because I thought there was a chance I could win and in all honesty, yes of course, that’s the goal. I’ve also come back knowing how rare and how hard it is to win an Olympics. I’m a competitive being, so yes I came back to win."
Although Katherine believes sport brings the best out of her, she also realises the impact her achievements could have on the younger generation of rowers and hopes to inspire people through the sport she loves.
An inspirational athlete and role model who demonstrates the power of self-motivation and the strength of never giving up.