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Dame Katherine

Grainger DBE

Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, gaining medals in five consecutive Olympic Games.

With five Olympic medals made up of one gold and four silver, Katherine is the only female athlete to ever gain medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. This honoursaw her be announced in the 2013 New Year’s Honours as having been granted a CBE.

Her ability to dominate in her sporting arena while also gaining a PhD at one of the top 25 universities in the world has cemented her status as one of the most in-demand corporate speakers on the circuit.

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Katherine took up rowing at Edinburgh University in 1993 and made such good progress she was awarded the Eva Bailey Trophy as their most outstanding female athlete in 1996 and again in 1997 when she won her first international Gold medal at the U23 World Rowing Championships.

Katherine first won silver at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 in the woman’s Quadruple Sculls. In Athens in 2004, she won silver in the coxless ...

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Testimonials

“Katherine was one of the very best speakers I have ever heard speak, friendly to all my people and our clients, genuinely interested in other people’s eyes, incredibly authentic. People were made to feel very special in the presence of a true sporting superstar. I was completely blown away by her, and that rarely happens - believe me!

She has made people think about their lives completely differently and the memory of her words will resonate with me for a very long time”

- Michael Whitfield (CEO Thomsons Online Benefits)

“Katherine’s ability to engage and thrill both a young audience during the daytime and a wider public audience in the evening with her warm style and charisma was marvellous. Her willingness to spend time answering questions, having her photo taken and sharing her gold medal with the audiences was terrific.

Katherine is an excellent speaker, a true ambassador for sport and a role model – not just for young people but for all.”

- Sir J P Arbuthnott MRIA PRSE FMedSci (President, The Royal Society of Edinburgh)

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