Katherine Copeland MBE
At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Kat raced in the lightweight women's double scull with Sophie Hosking. The duo won their final by over 2 seconds ahead of China, to become Olympic Champions and were awarded MBEs in the 2013 New Year Honours list.
During the 2012 World Cup Series, Kat raced in the lightweight women's double scull with Sophie Hosking. They won a silver medal in Belgrade, less than half a second behind Greece. They finished 5th in Lucerne and 4th in Munich.
At the 2012 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 10/11 March at Eton/Dorney, Kat came 1st in the lightweight women's single scull.
For the first World Cup of the 2012 season in Belgrade, Kat raced in lightweight women's double scull with Sophie Hosking The newly formed duo won a silver medal, less than a second behind Greece.
During the 2011 Season, Kat raced in the lightweight women's single scull at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Amsterdam where she won a convincing gold medal. Kat then raced in the same boat type at the World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia. Comfortably winning both her heat and her semi-final, Kat progressed to the A final where she came 5th in a very close field.
In Munich at the first World Cup of 2011 Kat, in her first senior event, won a fine silver medal in the lightweight women's single scull. Greece took gold with Switzerland in the bronze position.
At the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held on 16-17 April at Eton/Dorney, Kat took 2nd place in the lightweight women's single scull.
Kat raced in the lightweight women's double scull at the 2010 World Rowing U23 Championships in Brest, Belarus finishing 6th.
She raced in the lightweight single at the 2009 World U23 Championships, where she narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing 4th. She also competed at the Australian Youth Olympic festival earlier that same year, where she won gold in the quad, bronze in the lightweight double and finished 4th in the eight.
Kat was 14 when she first learnt to row at Yarm School which has produced a number of GB juniors in the past few years. At the Coupe de la Jeunesse she won a gold in the women’s quad in 2007 and a gold in the women’s single in 2008.
Outside rowing Kat enjoys watching films, socialising with friends and listening to music.
Kat is lottery funded through UK Sport.