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In Pictures: Aberdeen Olympian Katherine Grainger made Dame Commander by Queen - Evening Express

Rowing women's double sculls – Gold: Great Britain (Anna Watkins, left, and Katherine Grainger)  Bronze: Poland (Julia Michalska, right, and Magdalena Fularczyk)

Friday's Olympic medal winners

Rowing women's double sculls – Gold: Great Britain (Anna Watkins, left, and Katherine Grainger) Bronze: Poland (Julia Michalska, right, and Magdalena Fularczyk)

Olympic gold medal winning Katherine Grainger, standing beside the River & Rowing Museum montage of 2012 Olympic rowers.

Olympic gold medal winning Katherine Grainger, standing beside the River & Rowing Museum montage of 2012 Olympic rowers.

Katherine Grainger, British

Katherine speaks at Edinburgh University on International Women's Day 2014

Katherine speaks at Edinburgh University on International Women's Day 2014

Katherine Grainger, right #Scottish #olymipians  Go 3Scotland @ Deedidit.

Homecoming event for Scots Olympians

Katherine Grainger, right Go @ Deedidit.

"Katherine Grainger CBE" by fashion-fixed on Polyvore

"Katherine Grainger CBE" by fashion-fixed on Polyvore

Katherine Grainger, British

Nordoff Robbins Sporting Awards 2017

Nordoff Robbins Sporting Awards 2017

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

Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins led from start to finish in the double sculls final to claim Britain's sixth gold medal of the Olympics.

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