Katherine Grainger

Katherine Grainger | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Katherine Grainger | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Olympian, World Rowing Champion And Chair of UK Sport
Maidenhead
Hear what it takes to make it to the top of your game from Dame Katherine Grainger, speaker, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, six-time world rowing champion and chair of UK Sport.
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Katherine Grainger | Speaker Biography

Britain's most decorated female Olympian
Chair of UK Sport
PhD holder and motivational speaker

Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, Chair of UK Sport and Britain's most decorated female Olympian, holds a unique record of five medals from five consecutive Olympic Games, including one gold and four silvers. Katherine's blend of athletic prowess and academic achievement, as evidenced by her PhD, has made her a popular choice for motivating teams. 

She began rowing at Edinburgh University in 1993, quickly excelling to international success, including a U23 World Championship gold. Katherine's Olympic journey includes medals in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), and a record-breaking gold at the London 2012 Olympics with Anna Watkins in the Double Sculls. 

Her accolades extend to eight World Championship medals and recognition as the 2009 Scottish Sportsperson of the Year. Beyond sports, Katherine has served on the British Olympic Association's Athlete Commission, contributed to BBC sports coverage, and is celebrated for her engaging PepTalks on teamwork, motivation, and communication. 

Why Should You Book Katherine Grainger?

Dame Katherine Grainger offers your team insights from a decorated Olympian and scholar. Her unique blend of elite sports achievement and academic excellence inspires excellence, resilience, and effective communication, driving your team towards success and fostering a culture of relentless pursuit of goals.

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