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Grainger DBE

Dame Katherine Grainger DBE is one of Britain’s most decorated female Olympian. With five Olympic medals total made up of one gold and four silver, Katherine is the only female athlete – in any sport – to gain medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. This honour saw her be announced in the 2013 New Years Honours as having been granted a DBE.

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Her ability to dominate in the 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.

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 pairs. And, in Beijing 2008 she won her third silver, again in the Quadruple Sculls. At the...

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“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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