Katherine Grainger receives Olympians’ Olympian award

Katherine Grainger received the Olympian’s Olympian award at Team GB’s inaugural Awards dinner last night held at Battersea Evolution in London.

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The five time Olympic medallist followed up her British Rowing Medal of Honour last week as she topped a poll of Team GB Rio 2016 athletes to clinch the prestigious award.

Katherine Grainger paid tribute to her team mates, friends and family for their support and encouragement upon receiving the award.

“I’ve been part of Team GB for 20 years now and it’s the most fun, inspiring and wonderful team I could imagine”, said Grainger.

“I love being part of a sport where I don’t compete alone and winning medals as part of a team makes it extra special.”

“The great thing for me over the last five Olympic Games is that, as rowers, we finish in the first week so it’s been an absolute pleasure to be the biggest super fan during the second week for the last 20 years.”

Katherine Grainger and Vicki Thornley took the silver medal in the women’s double sculls at Rio 2016.

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