Storming to victory in the 2000m at London 2012, Helen Glover and partner Heather Stanning won not only the first Gold medal for the host nation, but also, British Rowing’s first ever Female Gold Medal.
The pair entered the London Olympics unbeaten throughout the World Cup series in 2012 and leading from the start stormed to a convincing victory.
Cementing her title as the world’s best, Helen has remained unbeaten since the beginning of the 2012 season, despite a change of partner for 2013.
Once reunited with Heather for the 2014 season, Helen broke the World Record that had been standing for 12 years, as well as winning the World and European titles.
In 2015, Helen and Heather kept up their outstanding success winning the World Cup series, Helen’s fifth in five years, as well as the World Championships in France in September.
This year, Helen and Heather started their season by retaining their European Championships title and then defended their Olympic title in Rio this summer, winning Gold for the second Olympics running and emphatically confirming their status as the number 1 female rowing pair in the world.
Away from the water Helen is an ambassador for Hayfin, St Tropez and Samsung as well as having worked with Fitness First and is in great demand for corporate appearances.
After retaining her Olympic title Helen married Steve Backshall, with rowing partner Heather Stanning as Chief Bridesmaid!