Which female rower was in the army?
Heather Stanning OBE
Share this story. Former Olympian Major Heather Stanning OBE RA, a Battery Commander serving with 47 Regiment Royal Artillery, made history by winning Team GB’s first gold medal at London 2012. Alongside her rowing partner Helen Glover they became the first British female rowers to win an Olympic crown.
Who did Helen Glover rowing with?
Helen Glover and Polly Swann finished just behind third-placed Canada in the women’s pair final; in the women’s lightweight double sculls, Emily Craig and Imogen Grant missed a bronze medal by just 0.01 seconds.
How tall is Polly Swann?
When did Helen Glover start rowing?
Helen started rowing in 2008 through the UK Talent Team (UK Sport and English Institute of Sport) Sporting Giants scheme and was placed on to the GB Rowing Team’s Start programme, sponsored by Siemens, in Bath and coached by GB Rowing’s Paul Stannard. Prior to this she had absolutely no experience with rowing.
Who married Steve Backshall?
Helen Gloverm. 2016
CBBC wildlife presenter, Steve Backshall, and Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover have got married. The wedding took place in Cornwall, where Helen is from. The pair met at a Sport Relief event in 2014 and got engaged in Africa last year.
What is Heather Stanning famous for?
Heather Mary Stanning OBE (born 26 January 1985) is a retired British professional rower, a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team, and Royal Artillery officer. Ranked number 1 female rower in the world in 2016, she is a double Olympic champion, double World champion, quadruple World Cup champion and double European champion.
Where did Anne Stanning go to school?
Stanning was born in Yeovil, Somerset, England; her parents Timothy (Lieutenant Commander) and Mary were Royal Navy officers. She was educated at Gordonstoun, Scotland, where she was appointed head girl in her final year. Her school yearbook predicted that she would be the first one to win an Olympic gold medal.
What happened to Captain Anne Stanning?
The Regimental Colonel of the Royal Artillery, Colonel Roddy Lee said: We are immensely proud of Captain Stanning. She is a credit to the Royal Regiment of Artillery, to the Army and to the nation. In September 2012 Stanning reported to Larkhill garrison and resumed her British Army career.
What happened to Glover and Stanning in 2011?
Glover and Stanning finished second in the 2011 World Rowing Championships at Lake Bled, Slovenia, 0.1 seconds behind the winning New Zealand crew of Haigh and Scown, despite both getting a stomach bug when they arrived in Slovenia. Their coach Robin Williams described it as a gold medal performance without getting the gold medal.