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Who is Helen Glover?

Helen Glover MBE (born 17 June 1986) is a British professional rower and a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team. 

Ranked the number 1 female rower in the world in 2015-16, she is a two-time Olympic champion, triple World champion, quintuple World Cup champion, and quadruple European champion.

She and her partner Heather Stanning were the World, Olympic, World Cup, and European record holders, plus the Olympic, World, and European champions in the women’s coxless pairs. She has also been a British champion in both women’s fours and quad sculls.

Helen Glover Biography, Wiki

Glover was born in Treliske Hospital, Truro to Rachel (née Tucker), a physiotherapist who trained at Guy’s Hospital, and Jimmy Glover, a school teacher, and Oxford University graduate.

She grew up in Penzance in a competitive athletic family with older brother Benjamin, younger twin brother Nathan and younger sisters Ruth and Freya.

Her father is a retired school teacher (English) turned ice cream vendor. ‘Jelbert’s Ices’ of Newlyn was started by Glover’s great grandfather. Her father was an all-around sportsman who played tennis at Junior Wimbledon, played football for Penzance ‘Magpies’ FC, and captained the Penzance Pirates rugby team.

He also captained the University of Oxford in both the 1960 Varsity Match and against South Africa; he made 199 appearances for Bristol; played for ‘Devon & Cornwall’ against the ‘All Blacks’; played for the Barbarians, and captained Cornwall in the County Championship whilst winning 41 caps.

Helen Glover Biography Wikipedia
Helen Glover
Full Name Helen Rachel Mary Glover
Nickname Helen
Born 17 June 1986 (age 35)
BirthplaceTruro, Cornwall, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 70 kg 
Nationality British
Residence Truro, Cornwall, England
Spouse/Husband NameSteve Backshall
Children2

Helen Glover Career

Helen Glover MBE is a British professional rower and a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team.

As of May 2015 she and her partner Heather Stanning are the World, Olympic, and European record holders, plus the reigning Olympic, World, World Cup, and European champions in the women’s coxless pairs, the first British rowers to hold all seven distinctions simultaneously. 

2009-In 2009, she won the Bernard Churcher Trophy in the senior single scull at the Henley Women’s Regatta.

2012-At the 2012 Olympic Games, in partnership with Heather Stanning, she set the Olympic record and won the gold medal in the women’s coxless pairs, the first gold medal won by Team GB at the 2012 Games, and the first Olympic gold medal for British women’s rowing.

2013– At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in South Korea she became the world champion with her partner Polly Swann

2014-she also won the 2014 European Rowing Championships at Belgrade and thus became the first woman to hold the Olympic, World, and European titles for the coxless pair.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, in partnership with Heather Stanning, she set the Olympic record and won the gold medal in the women’s coxless pairs, the inaugural gold medal won by Team GB in 2012, and the first Olympic gold medal for British women’s rowing.

At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in South Korea, Helen became the world champion with her partner Polly Swann, with whom she also won the 2014 European Rowing Championships at Belgrade and thus became the first woman to hold the Olympic, World, and European titles for the coxless pair.

In 2021 it was announced that she had restarted training, and on 11 April she regained the European Coxless Pair title in Varese with Polly Swann. If you want more information about Helen Glover Wiki then keep reading this article.

Helen Grover Achievements

  • Bagged a gold medal at the 2011 World Rowing Cup, held in Munich
  • Won three gold medals at the 2012 World Rowing Cup, held in Belgrade, Lucerne, and Munich
  • Earned a gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, held in London
  • Captured three gold medals at the 2013 World Rowing Cup, held in Sydney, London, and Lucerne
  • Bagged a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships, held in Chungju
  • Won gold medals at the 2014 and 2015 World Championships, held in Amsterdam and Aiguebelette, respectively
  • Bagged a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, held in Rio de Janerio

Helen Grover FAQ’s

Who is Helen Glover?

Helen Glover MBE (born 17 June 1986) is a British professional rower and a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team. 

How old is Helen Glover?

Helen Glover is currently 35 years old.

Where is Helen Glover’s birthplace?

Truro, Cornwall, England.

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