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Katherine GRAINGER

Great Britain GBR

Athlete

  • Gender
    W
  • Birthdate
    12 Nov 1975
  • Height
    182 cm
  • Weight
    80 kg
  • Place of residence
    Maidenhead , Great Britain
  • Clubs
    Marlow RC
  • Started Rowing in
    1993

Recent results

2016 Olympic Games Regatta - Rio de Janeiro, BRA

Class Race Final Time
W2x GBR FA Final 2 07:41.050
W2x GBR SA/B 2 Semifinal 2 06:52.470
W2x GBR H1 Heat 2 07:05.320

2016 World Rowing Cup III - Poznan, POL

Class Race Final Time
W2x GBR FA Final 5 06:54.830
W2x GBR R1 Repechage 2 06:47.800
W2x GBR H2 Heat 3 07:01.460

Quotes from Athletes

21 May 2014 Katherine GRAINGER
We were looking forward to the Olympic startline. All we'd hear from everyone around us was the effect that the crowds have. And what we've never experienced before is that they start with 100 metres gone. The whole way down the course you've got this incredible support. Both Anna (WATKINS) and I enjoy that. I don't think it distracts or affects us in a negative way. It's a wonderful buoyancy you get. I am just doing what Anna tells me to do. There's part of me that would have loved to lift the roof off the boat and see how fast we can go. We know we'll have that for us in the final, and today was just about getting ourselves in the final in the best possible position. I think we'll play a little more on Friday (in the final). We did come off buzzing. Tonight it's going to be feet back on the ground, we've got a job to do. The heat is wonderful to win, but it's the heat. No one's gonna remember who won the heat come Friday. It's about bringing it all right back down tomorrow. It's like a new job on Friday to do.
21 May 2014 Katherine Grainger
We know how good our boat is, we know how good we are as athletes, so it’s just a case of fulfilling out potential, which is what you want to do in an Olympic race, to be the fastest crew in the world. For us, it’s more about going as fast as we possibly can, the actual result, we don’t focus on, because that will take care of itself. It’s more about how we race.