Katherine’s ready to row for Olympic gold

Hazewinkel, BELGIUM,  Katherine GRAINGER. at the   British Rowing Senior Trails, Bloso Rowing Centre. Monday  12/04/2010.  [Mandatory Credit. Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images]
Hazewinkel, BELGIUM, Katherine GRAINGER. at the British Rowing Senior Trails, Bloso Rowing Centre. Monday 12/04/2010. [Mandatory Credit. Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images]

WATER result – an Olympic rower has once again been chosen to show her sculls on behalf of Great Britan.

Katherine Grainger has been selected for this summer’s games in London.

The 36-year-old World Champion from Milngavie – and her double scull partner Anna Watkins, of Staffordshire – spearhead a list of 48 rowers announced by the British Olympic Association.

Katherine said: “It’s been an incredible honour and privilege to be part of the past three Olympic Games and, as wonderful as they have all been, there is a sense that the upcoming home games will be on a different scale to anything we’ve ever seen before.

“As athletes we already feel the incredible support, enthusiasm, pride and excitement from the public and that will just keep building to the games. And I for one can’t wait.”

David Tanner, GB rowing team performance director and team leader for rowing, said: “We are an ambitious sport going into the games and certainly the best supported we have ever been thanks to our funding from the National Lottery.

“We go to the start in London ready to defend our status as the leading rowing nation from Beijing, but we are under no illusion as to how tough winning medals – especially gold medals – will be at these games”.

Katherine has won three Olympic silvers in the past and she will hoping that it’s fourth time lucky according to coach Paul Thompson.