Katherine Grainger

Katherine Grainger is Great Britain’s finest female rower and the most decorated one, too, with four Olympic Games medals – one gold – and eight World Championship medals – six gold – and seven rowing World Cups. But Katherine is more than just a star on the water, she is highly intelligent, having an earner an Honours law degree from Edinburgh University, a Master of Philosophy degree from the Glasgow University and, whilst training for the London 2012 Games, completed her PhD in Homicide at King’s College, London. Katherine may yet continue her rowing career and try to win a gold medal at the RIO 2016, her fifth Olympic Games. She is from Glasgow but lives in Maidenhead.