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Rower Katherine shortlisted for BBC sports person of the year

02/08/2012,  TSPL, Scotsman Publications, London Olympic Games 2012. Cycling, Owing event, Eton Dorney lake,. Womens Double Sculls Final. Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins win the gold medal for team GB. Pic Ian Rutherford

02/08/2012, TSPL, Scotsman Publications, London Olympic Games 2012. Cycling, Owing event, Eton Dorney lake,. Womens Double Sculls Final. Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins win the gold medal for team GB. Pic Ian Rutherford

OLYMPIAN Katherine Grainger has been shortlisted for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The gold medal rower from Bearsden who picked up her gold at this year’s London Olympics is one of 12 nominees which also include cyclist Chris Hoy and tennis ace Andy Murray.

Katherine (37) is a former pupil of Bearsden Academy and has been a member of the GB rowing team since 1997.

David Tanner, GB Rowing Team Performance Director said: “Katherine has been an exemplary and inspiring member of the GB Rowing Team for the past 16 years. She is determined, focussed and competitive in everything she does, coupling that with a great sense of humour and humility. She is a remarkable medal winner who knows how to connect with people, young and old, and inspire them to achieve their own goals. Needless to say, we are very proud of her”.

 

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