Helen Glover MBE
At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Helen won a fine gold medal in the women's pair with Polly Swann, finishing comfortably ahead of Romania who won the silver medal.
For the 2013 World Cup Season Helen raced at all three World Cups with new crewmate Polly Swann in the women's pair. The duo won a strong gold medal at all 3 events. In Sydney, she also raced in the women's eight which finished fourth.
At the 2013 GB Rowing Team Senior & U23 Trials held on 20/21 April at Caversham, Helen won the women's single scull.
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Helen won gold in the women's pair with crewmate Heather Stanning and was awarded the MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours list.
During the 2012 World Cup Series, Helen raced in the women's pair with crewmate Heather Stanning. The duo won a gold medal at all 3 of the World Cups.
Helen raced in the women's pair with Heather Stanning at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled. The duo once again took silver behind New Zealand, but this year closed the gap to less than one tenth of a second. Australia took the Bronze.
During the 2011 World Cup Series, Helen and crewmate Heather Stanning won impressive gold medals in the women's pair at both Munich and Lucerne, winning the overall World Rowing Cup Series.
At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Helen and crewmate Heather Stanning dominated the women's pair's final to win in a time of 7:15.27.
At the 2010 World Rowing Championships on New Zealand's Lake Karapiro, Helen along with crewmate Heather Stanning gave a breakthrough performance in the women's pair, showing no fear in their first senior Worlds by doggedly hanging on to the coat-tails of the reigning world champions, New Zealand to win a fine silver medal. The USA took the bronze.
She started rowing in 2008 through the Sporting Giants scheme and was placed on to the GB Rowing Team's Start programme, sponsored by Siemens, in Bath. Prior to this she had absolutely no experience with rowing.
In 2009 she won gold in the senior single scull at Henley Women's Regatta and in 2010 came 3rd in the Reading University women's eight at the Head of the River.
Helen has always participated in a variety of sports, and as a junior ran cross-country internationally and was part of the England Satellite Squad for Hockey. At university in Cardiff she pursued this interest and studied Sport and Exercise Science. She then went on to study PGCE PE and for the first year of rowing worked as a PE teacher in Bath.
When she goes home to Cornwall, Helen enjoys surfing, swimming, playing tennis and spending time with her family.
She is Lottery Funded through UK Sport.