As a silver medallist at three consecutive Olympics, and World Champion on four occasions, London 2012 was a huge opportunity for Katherine Grainger. Aged 36 she, and her partner Anna Watkins, stormed home to win the Gold medal for Team GB and provide one of the most thrilling moments of the Games.
Alongside rowing Katherine has achieved a Masters in Medical Law and a PhD in Homicide. In presentations, she talks about the challenge of combining academic and sporting careers. She recalls "the mixture of terror, fear, excitement, passion and emotion" at the beginning of a race - and describes the impact the Olympics has had on her life.
Katherine was chosen as one of the five athlete ambassadors for Team GB, responsible for promoting the message and legacy of the Games.
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