Katherine Grainger Husband, Partner, Wedding, Height, Relationship, Marriage

Katherine Grainger Husband, Partner, Wedding, Height, Relationship, Marriage


NameKatherine Grainger
Date of BirthNovember 12, 1975
Age48 years old
Place of BirthGlasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Country Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Gender Female
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Dame Katherine Jane Grainger DBE (born 12 November 1975) is a British former rower and current Chair of UK Sport. She is a 2012 Summer Olympics gold medallist, four-time Olympic silver medallist and six-time World Champion. She served as Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University between 2015 and 2020, and is currently Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.



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  • In Meters - 1.82 m m
  • In Feet Inches - 5 ft 11+1⁄2 in
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  • Olympics:
    • Gold medal in double sculls (London 2012) with Anna Watkins
    • Silver medal in double sculls (Rio 2016) with Vicky Thornley
    • Three silver medals (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008) in various sculling categories
  • World Championships:
    • Eight medals including five golds (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010) in various sculling categories and a silver in single sculls (2009)
  • World Rowing Cup:
    • Multiple wins in quadruple sculls and double sculls categories
  • Other Achievements:
    • Won the Women's Eights Head of the River Race (2015)
    • Won multiple GB Rowing Team senior final trials


  • Honors and Awards
    • President of the Edinburgh University Boat Club (1996/97)
    • Edinburgh University Sports Union's Eva Bailey Cup (1995/96, 1996/97) - Most outstanding female athlete
    • Inducted to the University of Edinburgh's Sports Hall of Fame (2008)
    • Honorary president of the Scottish Amateur Rowing Association (2005)
    • Steward of Henley Royal Regatta (2008) - Third rower elected while still competing
    • Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) (2006)
    • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) (2013)
    • Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) (2017)
  • Recognition
    • Gold postbox in Aberdeen, Scotland (2012) - Celebrating 2012 Olympic gold medal
    • Patron of the National Coastwatch Institution (2013)
    • Honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen (2017)
    • Dame Katherine Grainger Quaich - Trophy awarded to the winners of the Senior Women's competition at the Home International Regatta (2017)
    • Chancellor of the University of Glasgow (2020) - First woman to hold the office
    • Honorary Colonel of the 215 (Scottish) Multirole Medical Regiment, Army Reserve (2024)



  • April 2017: Grainger appointed chair of UK Sport
  • Reappointed for a second term on July 1, 2021
  • March 2015: Appointed fourth chancellor of Oxford Brookes University
  • Joined by predecessors Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Jon Snow, and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC at ceremony

Charity Work:

  • Board member for the Youth Sport Trust
  • Member of the British Olympic Association's Athlete Commission
  • Patron for Netball Scotland, Winning Scotland, the NCI, and Aberlour children's charity
  • Previously served as a board member of International Inspiration (2012-2017), a charity promoting access to sport, play, and physical exercise for low and middle-income families worldwide
  • International Inspiration's board included British broadcaster David Davies, former UK government minister Andrew Mitchell, and Sir Sebastian Coe
  • Judged the category prize 'dreams' for the Koestler Trust's annual exhibition "Catching Dreams" in 2014
  • Exhibition presented art works by prisoners, detainees, and ex-offenders at the Southbank Centre


Frequently Asked Questions

How old is Katherine Grainger?

Currently, Katherine Grainger is 48 years old (Nov 12, 1975).

What is the height of Katherine Grainger?

The height of Katherine Grainger is 1.82 m m. (5 ft 11+1⁄2 in).

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