HELEN Glover is a British rowing legend who has continued the nation's rich lineage of Olympic success in the sport. Along with her partner Heather Stanning, the 31-year-old has dominated the coxless pairs in the previous two games. Here's what you need to know about her... Who is Helen Glover? Helen Glover was born in Truro, Cornwall, on June 17, 1986. Her mother was a physiotherapist and her father a retired teacher turned ice cream vendor. She comes from a sporting family, with her dad being a rugby player who once played for Cornwall against the All Blacks. Glover herself excelled in most sports as a teenager, playing hockey and tennis for Cornwall and running in international middle distance competitions. When she was on the verge of graduating from a PGCE at UWIC in Cardiff, she applied to the Sporting Giants scheme. There she was placed on GB Rowing Team's "Start" programme under coach Paul Stannard at Minerva Bath Rowing Club in Bath. The 5 foot 10 rower later … [Read more...] about Who is Helen Glover, when did she marry Steve Backshall and how many Olympic rowing gold medals has the Team GB star won?
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Cornwall 9 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-43705409 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Double Olympic champion Helen Glover has announced she has lost one of the twins she was expecting.The Team GB rower announced on Twitter that she and her husband, TV wildlife expert Steve Backshall, had received "the … [Read more...] about Olympic rower Glover loses unborn twin
OLYMPIC rowing champion Tom Ransley visted the learning centre at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley. The former Cambridge Blue was in the Team GB men’s eight that won gold in Rio in 2016 and bronze at London 2012. He delighted children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Maidenhead with tales of his training regime, calorie intake and even encounters with a kangaroo! Helen Cook, head of learning at the museum, said: “We were thrilled that Tom was able to spare the time from his gruelling training regime to join us and inspire our school group with exciting stories of training, competing and winning.” … [Read more...] about Olympic champion thrills children with museum visit
Gold star The 29-year-old hockey goalkeeper helped Great Britain win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics MADDIE HINCH is set to stand between the posts for England again as they look to better their Commonwealth Games silver medal from Glasgow 2014. Hinch is the current World Number One female goalkeeper and has over 100 caps for England and Great Britain. Who is Maddie Hinch? HINCH starting playing hockey at school and despite being initially unkeen on the sport, she decided to preserve. After winning a Youth Olympic medal in the sport, she made her debut for Great Britain in 2008. In 2012, Hinch was gutted to miss out on a place in the Great Britain Olympic squad. England won a silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and went on to earn her place in the British squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Most read in sport WILKINS DEAD England legend Ray Wilkins dies aged 61 after heart attack BY HIS SIDE Who is Ray Wilkins' wife Jackie, when did she … [Read more...] about Who is Maddie Hinch? England goalkeeper and Olympic gold medallist is heading to the Commonwealth Games
Jeremy Corbyn is facing demands from dozens of Labour MPs and peers to suspend the party's former disciplinary chief after she defended a council candidate accused of Holocaust denial. Nearly 40 politicians, including several frontbenchers, wrote to the Labour leader calling for his close ally Christine Shawcroft to kicked out of the party and suspended from the National Executive Committee (NEC), the party's ruling body. It comes amid a swirl of allegations of anti Jewish prejudice within the Labour movement, with Mr Corbyn himself apologising for showing support for an antisemitic mural in 2012. Read more Key Corbyn ally resigns after defending Holocaust ‘hoax’ candidate Ms Shawcroft was forced to resign as chair of Labour's disputes panel on Wednesday when it emerged she had questioned the case of Peterborough candidate Alan Bull, who was suspended from Labour after he was accused of posting an … [Read more...] about Dozens of Labour MPs and peers urge Jeremy Corbyn to suspend former Labour disciplinary chief as antisemitism row deepens