Grainger looking to keep Watkins threat at bay

By Mike Rowbottom

Grainger_WatkinsApril 12 - Katherine Grainger's position as Britain's pre-eminent oarswoman will be put under pressure this weekend as she contests the senior international trials on the 2012 Olympic course against the competitor with whom she won last year's world double sculls title, Anna Watkins.

World awards for British rowers

By Mike Rowbottom

Anna_Watkins_and_Katharine_Grainger_receive_world_awards_January_22_2011January 23 - Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger, world champions in the double scull and unbeaten in 2010, were named World Rowing Female Crew of the Year tonight, while Tom Aggar also earned an award for Britain as World Adaptive Crew of the year for the second time running.

Rower Glover becomes a real "Sporting Giant"

By Mike Rowbottom

Helen_GloverNovember 8 - Sporting history was made in New Zealand where Helen Glover (pictured) from Cornwall - whose talent for rowing was discovered just three years ago via the UK Sport and English Institute of Sport talent recruitment drive 'Sporting Giants' - won silver in the women's pair with Heather Stanning at the Rowing World Championships.