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Katherine Grainger is interviewed by BBC presenter Mark Chapman

Scottish Olympic hero Katherine Grainger star as medallists take part in parade

Katherine Grainger is interviewed by BBC presenter Mark Chapman

Ms Grainger became the most-decorated female British Olympic athlete ever on winning silver at Rio.

Ms Grainger became the most-decorated female British Olympic athlete ever on winning silver at Rio.

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A mere mortal might well have thrown in the towel after three successive Olympic knockbacks, where Katherine Grainger won silver. But instead she dug in, training harder and longer than ever before, with the result that, at the (athletically speaking) ripe old age of 36, she won gold at the 2012 Olympics.

Golden ladies of the lake: After three silvers, rowing wins the big prize at last

A mere mortal might well have thrown in the towel after three successive Olympic knockbacks, where Katherine Grainger won silver. But instead she dug in, training harder and longer than ever before, with the result that, at the (athletically speaking) ripe old age of 36, she won gold at the 2012 Olympics.

Annie Vernon, Debbie Flood, Frances Houghton and Katherine Grainger in agony over their silver, after being beaten into second place by China in the women’s coxless fours - Beijing Olympics 2008

Annie Vernon, Debbie Flood, Frances Houghton and Katherine Grainger in agony over their silver, after being beaten into second place by China in the women’s coxless fours - Beijing Olympics 2008

Katherine Grainger with Sir Steve Redgrave

Katherine Grainger with Sir Steve Redgrave

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