Helen Glover (rower)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Helen Glover
MBE
Helen Glover with 2012 Olypic Gold medal.jpg
Glover showing her gold medal from the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Helen Rachel Mary Glover
Nationality British
Born (1986-06-17) 17 June 1986 (age 30)
Truro, Cornwall, England, UK
Residence Buckinghamshire, England[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Weight 70 kg (154.32 lb)[2]
Sport
Country  Great Britain
Sport Rowing
Turned pro 2010
Partner Heather Stanning 2010–12, 2014-16
Polly Swann 2013-2014
Coached by Paul Stannard 2008–10
Robin Williams 2010–13, 2014
Paul Thompson 2014
Achievements and titles
World finals Champion (W2-) 2013, 2014, 2015
Olympic finals Champion (W2-) 2012
Highest world ranking World #1 female in 2014
Personal best(s) 6:50.61 at 2014 World Rowing Championships (WR)

Helen Glover MBE (born 17 June 1986) is a British professional rower and a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team.[2] Ranked the number 1 female rower in the world since 2015, she is an Olympic champion, triple World champion, quintuple World Cup champion and triple European champion. As of June 2016 she and her partner Heather Stanning are the World, Olympic, World Cup and European record holders, plus the reigning 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.[3]

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. At the 2013 World Rowing Championships in South Korea she 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. She retained her world title and set the world record time in partnership with Heather Stanning at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, and they retained their World title at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France. In 2016 they retained their European title at Brandenburg an der Havel, and set the World Rowing Cup record time at Poznan.

She is the reigning women's champion of the BBC's Olympic Superstars.[4]

Early life[edit]

Family[edit]

Glover was born in Truro hospital 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 (medical doctor), younger twin brother Nathan (political organiser and entrepreneur[5]) and younger sisters Ruth (nursery nurse) and Freya (medical student).[6][7]

Her father Jimmy is a retired school teacher (English) turned ice cream vendor - 'Jelbert's Ices' of Newlyn was started by Helen's great grandfather. Jimmy was an all-round sportsman who played tennis at Junior Wimbledon, played soccer for Penzance 'Magpies' FC and captained the Penzance Pirates rugby team. He captained the University of Oxford in both the 1960 Varsity Match and against South Africa; made 199 appearances for Bristol; played for 'Devon & Cornwall' against the 'All Blacks'; played for the Barbarians; played for the RAF in Cyprus; played for the Middle East Air Force XV; and captained Cornwall in the County Championship whilst winning 41 caps. Her great uncle Steve Jelbert played rugby for Newlyn RFC, while another great uncle Ben Jelbert played rugby for the Penzance Pirates as did her cousins, Martin and Stewart Tucker.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

In 2015 Glover's mother Rachel completed her first and second triathlons, Penzance on 5 April and A.J. Bell London Triathlon on 8 August. On 24 April 2016 she completed her first London Marathon in 06:28:34.[7][17][18][19][20][21]

Education[edit]

Educated at Heamoor Community Primary School and Humphry Davy School in Penzance,[22][23] Glover won a sports scholarship to Millfield School in Somerset from 2002-2004 due to her running and hockey prowess.[24] She participated in a variety of sports: as a junior she ran cross-country and middle distance track both for Cornwall and internationally for England, winning a junior international gold medal for England in cross-country running; she played tennis for Cornwall; she swam for Cornwall; she captained the Cornish hockey team; and by the age of 14 was part of the England Satellite Squad for Hockey. Her best UK athletic rankings were 23rd for 800 metres, 9th for 1500 metres and 18th for 3000 metres.[4][25][26][27][28][29][30][31]

Her former PE teacher, Kate Finch, said: "She always had this phenomenal all-round talent, totally committed and totally reliable. You knew if you had Helen in any team you were safe. She took part in everything. She excelled in hockey and cross country. Helen was so hard working and so coachable. If you asked her to do something, she would do it."[32]

Glover said "When I was at school I was quite strong-minded, I started up sports teams, I played in the boys’ football team. I wouldn’t let anyone tell me I couldn’t do anything,".[33]

At University of Wales Institute, Cardiff Glover studied Sport and Exercise Science, and then studied for a PGCE at the University College Plymouth St Mark & St John, in order to teach physical education to secondary school children.

Career[edit]

In July 2008, between graduating from the University of Wales and starting at University College Plymouth, Glover, at her mother's suggestion, applied to the Sporting Giants scheme, whereby she was placed on GB Rowing Team's "Start" programme under coach Paul Stannard at Minerva Bath Rowing Club in Bath, Somerset. Thus, whilst attending University College in Plymouth, she transferred her 'teaching placement' to Oldfield School, Bath. After winning Olympic gold she confessed to having achieved the Sporting Giant criterion of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) by standing on tiptoes while being measured – she is 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m).[2][12][34][35][36][37][38][39]

She was fourth at the British Indoor Rowing Championships on 26 October 2008.[40]

2009[edit]

In 2009, she won the Bernard Churcher Trophy in the senior single scull at the Henley Women's Regatta.[41]

2010[edit]

In February 2010, Glover gave up her teaching job and lived with no income while focussing exclusively on training for the national team selection trials. In March she rowed with the Reading University eight and finished third at the Women's Eights Head of the River Race.[42] In April she finished 5th at the GB Rowing Team Senior Trials, won a place on the team, gained Lottery funding and was paired with Heather Stanning in the women's coxless pairs.[12][43] In May at the World Rowing Cup in Bled they finished 9th, and in June they finished 5th at Munich, but were unable to race at Lucerne in July due to Glover's illness.

Robin Williams started coaching Glover and Stanning in July when they were ranked 16th and 17th in their event, and were also regarded as reserves for the women's eight. They improved so rapidly that by November they won a silver medal at the 2010 World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro in New Zealand, finishing in 7:20.24 three seconds behind Juliette Haigh and Rebecca Scown of New Zealand.[2][44][45]

2011[edit]

In 2011, Glover and Stanning won the coxless pair event at the GB Rowing Team Senior Trials at Eton-Dorney with a time of 7 minutes 15 seconds. They went on to win both the Munich and Lucerne World Rowing Cup regattas, beating the reigning world champions Haigh and Scown of New Zealand. Great Britain did not enter round 2 of the World Cup in Hamburg due to an E. coli outbreak in the area.[46]

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.[2][47] Their coach Robin Williams described it as "a gold medal performance without getting the gold medal". In 2015, after retaining their world championship, Stanning said “Thinking back four years we were clear water ahead but lost it on the line. We certainly haven’t forgotten that lesson."[44][48]

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning at Dorney Lake during the 2012 Olympic Games.

2012[edit]

In 2012, Glover and Stanning again won the coxless pair event at the GB Rowing Team selection trials at Eton Dorney on 10–11 March, and went on to complete a clean sweep of all three events in the women's coxless pair of the World Rowing Cup. Winning gold at Belgrade Sava, Serbia in May; Lucerne Rotsee, Switzerland in May; and Munich Oberschleissheim, Germany in June.[49][50]

On 1 August 2012, Glover and Stanning won the gold medal in the women's coxless pairs at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Having already set a new Olympic record of 6 minutes 57.29 seconds in the heats, they finished the final ahead of Kate Hornsey and Sarah Tait of Australia, and Juliette Haigh and Rebecca Scown of New Zealand.[51][52][53] The architect of their victory, coach Robin Williams, had prepared them for the final by engaging them in the word game Boggle for 45 minutes before their final call.[45] This was Team GB's first gold medal of London 2012, and the first ever Olympic gold medal for British women's rowing.[51][52] As with other gold medal winners, Royal Mail issued a commemorative stamp showing their celebrations, plus painting a post box gold in her home town of Penzance.[54][55] Within a week of winning her medal she broke it and thus received a replacement.[56]

In December, Glover became the women's champion of the BBC's Olympic Superstars 2012 after winning the 800-metre run in 2 mins 24 seconds, plus the swimming, cycling and gym rounds – she also out-performed the men in both the swimming and gym rounds. The Daily Telegraph described her as the "nicely-spoken pony-tailed epitome of the sporting Englishwoman".[4][29]

2013[edit]

In April 2013, Glover won the women's single scull at the GB Rowing Team Trials held at the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake, Caversham, Berkshire.[57]

Teamed with Polly Swann in the women's coxless pair, Glover completed a second clean sweep of three victories at the World Rowing Cup, winning gold at Penrith Lakes, Australia in March; Eton Dorney, London in June; and Lucerne Rotsee in July. Glover said "I wanted Polly to know that she wasn’t just a Heather substitute, she wasn't just filling in. ... when Polly and I raced together for the first time and we were fast it was very exciting. I had to adapt. Polly can provide enormous power all the way down the course, but our final product was not a million miles from the way Heather and I raced."[50][57][58]

In July at the Henley Royal Regatta she teamed up with Polly Swann, Victoria Meyer-Laker and Frances Houghton to win the Princess Grace Challenge Cup for women's quadruple scull. Competing as Leander Club and Minerva Bath Rowing Club they completed the final course in 6 minutes 59 seconds.[59]

On 31 August, teamed with Polly Swann in the women's coxless pair, she became the world champion at the 2013 World Rowing Championships at Chungju in South Korea. They completed the final in 7 mins 22.82 secs, finishing ahead of Roxana Cogianu and Nicoleta Albu of Romania, and having overhauled the American boat which had led briefly in the early stages.[60][61]

In September 2013, she was the International Rowing Federation's Athlete of the Month and featured on its World Rowing site.[28] Sir David Tanner, British Rowing performance director, said "Nuggets are individuals that you can't always programme. We may never find another Helen Glover who progresses so rapidly."[62]

In December 2013, Glover and Swann were voted as Team of the Year by the SportsSister organisation; additionally Glover won the 'Readers Choice' vote. Glover and Swann also received the Chairman's award from the Sports Journalists' Association (SJA).[63][64]

2014[edit]

On 17 March 2014, Glover was part of the composite crew that won the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the River Thames in London, setting a record time of 17:42.2 for the 4 1⁄4-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney. The crew comprised Heather Stanning – Army RC; Beth Rodford – Gloucester RC; Zoe Lee – Imperial College BC; Jessica Eddie – London RC; Helen Glover – Minerva-Bath RC; Olivia Carnegie-Brown – Oxford Brookes University BC; Tina Stiller – Tees RC; Caragh McMurtry – Reading University BC; cox Phelan HillLeander Club.[65]

On 19 April 2014, Glover and Heather Stanning, coached by Paul Thompson, won the women's pair at the British rowing trials at Caversham; they took seven minutes 56.08 seconds and finished 1.14 seconds ahead of Polly Swann and Jessica Eddie. Stanning said "It was brilliant to be back racing with Helen. It feels like old times, but at the same time it's so refreshing because we've both learnt new things while we've been apart."[66][67]

In May, Stanning's training schedule was reduced in intensity, causing her to be replaced by Polly Swann for the European Rowing Championships at Ada Ciganlija, Belgrade on 30 May.[68] In their heat Swann and Glover set a new European best time of 7 minutes 9 seconds, and in the final on 1 June they lowered it to 7 minutes 3.62 seconds, finishing 5 seconds ahead of the reigning European champion Christina Grigoras and Laura Oprea of Romania. This made Glover the first British rower to hold the Olympic, World and European titles simultaneously.[69][70][71][72]

Teamed with Heather Stanning in the women's coxless pair, Glover won gold at the second and third rounds of the World Rowing Cup at Lac d'Aiguebelette in France in June and Lucerne Rotsee on 13 July, which also clinched the overall title despite TeamGB not entering the first event in Australia in March. At Aiguebelette they qualified directly for the final which they completed in 7 minutes 6.9 seconds, finishing two seconds ahead of the Americans Grace Luczak and world number one ranked rower Caroline Lind.[73][74] At Lucerne they again qualified directly for the final which, despite Glover's illness, they completed in 7 minutes 12.99 seconds, finishing a length ahead of the New Zealand 2 crew of Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler.[75][76][77][78][79][80]

On 30 September Glover, partnered by Heather Stanning, retained her world title at the 2014 World Rowing Championships held at the Bosbaan, Amsterdam. They won both their heat and the semi-final and set a new world record time of 6:50.61 in the final, breaking the 2002,[81][82] record by three seconds, the 6:53.80 set by the Romanians Georgeta Andrunache and Viorica Susanu at Lucerne, Switzerland. They defeated the silver medallists, Megan Kalmoe and Kerry Simmonds of the United States, by over two seconds. Glover said: "I knew we were ready but there was so much expectation, so winning is definitely a relief."[81][82][83][84]

At the British Rowing Championships on 18–19 October at Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham), Glover was part of the composite crew that won gold in both the women's fours sweep event and the quad sculls. Racing under the acronym LIMA, the crew comprised: Jessica Eddie – London RC; Zoe Lee – Imperial College BC; Helen Glover – Minerva-Bath RC; and Heather Stanning – Army RC.[3][85][86]

At the end of 2014, Glover was officially ranked #2 female rower in the world by World Rowing, behind Caroline Lind and ahead of Meghan Musnicki.[73][74]

2015[edit]

On 14 February 2015, Glover recorded her first victory in the GB Rowing, single scull, open-weight assessment trial held on the River Witham at Boston, Lincolnshire. She completed the 5-kilometre course in 20 minutes 16 seconds, finishing 14 seconds clear of nearest rival Katherine Grainger. [87][88]

On 14 March 2015, Glover was part of the composite crew that won the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the River Thames in London, setting a time of 18:58.6 for the 4 1⁄4-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney. The crew comprised: Heather Stanning – Army RC; Helen Glover – Minerva-Bath RC; Zoe Lee – Imperial College BC; Katherine Grainger – Marlow RC; Melanie Wilson – Imperial College BC; Caragh McMurtry – Southampton Coalporters ARC; Olivia Carnegie-Brown – Oxford Brookes University BC; Jessica Eddie – London RC; cox Phelan HillLeander Club.[89][90]

On 19 April 2015, Glover and Heather Stanning won the women's pair at the British rowing trials at Caversham, they took 7 minutes 36.09 seconds and finished ten seconds ahead of Jessica Eddie and Louisa Reeve, followed by Katie Greves and Zoe Lee. Glover said: "We not only have great respect for each other as athletes but we are great friends on and off the water. I can genuinely say I want to win these races as much for Heather as for myself. We know how much we put into every session – it isn’t just our day job, it’s our passion."[91]

On 31 May Glover, partnered by Heather Stanning, retained her European title at the 2015 European Rowing Championships held in Poznan Poland. They won both their heat and the semi-final and set a new European record time of 6:58.28 in the final. They defeated the silver medallists, Noemie Kober and Marie Le Nepvou of the Netherlands, by over six seconds. Glover said: "It's good to keep tallying them up and keep it exciting, but we don't go flat out on the start line thinking the aim of the day is to break records." Quadruple Olympic gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent, reporting in The Times, described Glover and Stanning as "within reach of sporting immortality".[92][93][94][95]

On 21 June, Glover and Stanning won gold in the women's coxless pair at the second round of the World Rowing Cup at Lake Varese in Italy. Their winning time, 06:53.67, was half a second off the World Cup Best Time, defeating Megan Kalmoe and Kerry Simmonds of USA 2 by 1.6 seconds, less than a length.[96][97][98] On 12 July they again won gold at the third round of the World Rowing Cup, at Lake Rotsee in Lucerne, which also gave them overall victory in the World Cup series, Glover's fifth series win in five years. They finished in 6:57.59 minutes, defeating Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler of New Zealand by 2.7 seconds.[99][100][101]

Glover and Stanning retained their World title at the 2015 World Rowing Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, on 5 September. They won their heat in 7:04 minutes and qualified directly for the semi-final which they won in 07:06 minutes. They lead the final from the start and finished in 6:52.99, 2 seconds outside their own world record, defeating the New Zealand silver medalists, Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler, by 3.8 seconds. Multiple Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave said "Glover and Stanning dominate any combination that is put up against them.", whilst their coach Robin Williams said “The coach shouldn’t be that impressed I suppose, since I see them every day, but I’m just lost for words, quite stunning.”. Sir David Tanner, British Rowing's performance director, declared it “one of the best GB performances of all-time ... utterly exceptional,”.[48][102][103][104][105]

After retaining her world title in 2015, Glover was officially ranked #1 female rower in the world by World Rowing, ahead of Americans Lauren Schmetterling and Amanda Polk.[73]

On 20 November 2015, the World Rowing Federation (FISA) announced that Glover and Stanning had won the award for '2015 World Rowing Female Crew of the Year'.[106]

2016[edit]

Glover and Stanning were the dominant women's pair in the GB Team Selection Trials held at the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake at Caversham over 22–23 March 2016. They finished in 7 minutes 13 seconds, ten seconds ahead of Polly Swann and Jessica Eddy. Glover commented that it was "... the start of the season, rather than a peak ..." and Stanning noted their "great working combination with coach Robin (Williams)," and the "excitement of getting back into the boat each year."[107][108]

On 8 May 2016 Glover and Stanning won the European Rowing Championships at Brandenburg an der Havel to retain their European title. In windy conditions they completed the final in 7 minutes 35.93 seconds, eight seconds ahead of Kerstin Hartmann and Kathrin Marchand of Germany. Glover told the BBC that "There were waves coming over my back at the start but racing here has up-skilled us. We may have cross-wind conditions at the Rio Olympics so it was good to race in them."[109][110]

In the World Rowing Cup II at Lucerne, Switzerland, from 27-29 May, Glover and Stanning won both their heat and their semi-final but were unable to start in the final due to Stanning's sickness.[111][112]

On 19 June 2016 Glover and Stanning won the final of the World Cup III event at Poznan, Poland, setting a new World Cup Best time of 6 minutes 52.79 seconds to finish 1.6 seconds ahead of the newly crowned World Cup Champions - Genevieve Behrent and Rebecca Scown of New Zealand. Although undefeated in the World Cup series, Glover and Stanning did not enter the first round at Varese, and did not start the final of round II at Lucerne due to sickness, thus they did not accrue sufficient points for overall series victory.[113][114][115][116]

Personal[edit]

On 16 September 2015 Glover and TV naturalist Steve Backshall announced their engagement on Twitter, having met at a Sport Relief event in 2014.[117][118][119]

Honours[edit]

Glover was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to rowing, which she received from Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on 10 April 2013.[120][121]

In August 2012 her Olympic victory was commemorated by the Royal Mail which issued a commemorative postage stamp and painted a post box gold on Quay Street, Penzance (50°06′58″N 5°31′52″W / 50.1161°N 5.5310°W / 50.1161; -5.5310 (Helen Glover, Penzance)).[54][55]

On 26 June 2013 she was awarded a Blue Peter badge, and on 26 September 2014 she was also awarded a Blue Peter gold badge.[122][123]

In August 2013 fuchsia "Helen Glover" was awarded Certificate 8162 by the American Fuchsia Society. It was hybridized by W.E.Negus (Ernie) of Hayle Cornwall, and is described as a single flower containing a light violet corolla, a light rose tube and a yellowish white sepal redolent of Cornish ice cream.[124][125][126]

On 27 March 2016 both Glover and Stanning presented the trophies to the winning Cambridge mens and Oxford womens crews of the Varsity Boat Races.

Achievements[edit]

2009
2010
2011
  • 1st – GB Rowing Team Senior Trials, Eton-Dorney, coxless pair.
  • 1st – World Rowing Cup, Munich, coxless pair.
  • 1st – World Rowing Cup, Lucerne, coxless pair.
  • 2nd – 2011 World Rowing Championships, Lake Bled Slovenia, coxless pair.[44]
2012
  • 1st – GB Rowing Team Trials, Eton Dorney, 10–11 March, coxless pair.
  • 1st – World Rowing Cup, Belgrade, coxless pair.
  • 1st – World Rowing Cup, Lucerne, coxless pair.
  • 1st – World Rowing Cup, Munich, coxless pair.
  • 1st – 2012 Summer Olympic Games, London, 1 August, coxless pair. Olympic record time.
2013
2014
2015
2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/fameandfortune/11591741/Steve-Backshall-My-starting-pay-with-the-BBC-was-bonkers.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Helen Glover". Biographies. British Rowing. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d Daily Telegraph, 19 Oct 2014, Sport, Lima crew take quads gold as poor weather interrupts British Rowing Championships by Rachell Quarrell
  4. ^ a b c The Telegraph, 29 Dec 2012, Olympians Anthony Joshua and Helen Glover crowned champions of Superstars By David Thomas
  5. ^ Agent November - London
  6. ^ Facebook profile
  7. ^ a b The Cornishman, 17 March 2016, Rachel and Ruth Run for Parkinsons UK
  8. ^ Cornwall Community News. Waiting for the 28 carat gold fairy Helen?
  9. ^ Cornish Pirates, Wednesday 1 August 2012. Local Girl Helen Glover Wins Britain's First 2012 Gold
  10. ^ "Helen Glover and Heather Stanning profiles: Team GB's gold medal winners". The Guardian. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Cornwall Local News. 23 August 2012 Father pays tribute to Helen’s work ethic, by 'The Cornishman'
  12. ^ a b c d Katherine Faulkner; Louise Eccles (1 August 2012). "The very middle-class supergirls: Former head girl at Zara's boarding school will be in Helmand by the New Year and the woman who four years ago had never held an oar". Daily Mail. Mail Online. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 
  13. ^ Bristol Rugby Club, Profile of Jimmy Glover
  14. ^ This is Cornwall, 16 Aug 2013, Father pays tribute to Helen's work ethic
  15. ^ St Ives Liberal Democrats News, September 2010, St Ives Liberal Democrats Pick Up Campaigning Award from Nick Clegg
  16. ^ The West Briton, 3 August 2012, Penzance Olympic gold medal winner Helen Glover thanks supporters. By C M Jacqui
  17. ^ Penzance Triathlon
  18. ^ The London Triathlon 2015
  19. ^ Mounts Bay Harriers. Penzance Triathlon 2015 results.
  20. ^ Penzance Triathlon 2015, Full Results. (PDF)
  21. ^ 2016 Virgin London Marathon, results database - Rachel Glover
  22. ^ Daily Telegraph, 11 June 2013, Helen Glover, Olympic gold rower: my school sport
  23. ^ "Olympic gold rower Helen Glover's 'phenomenal talent'". BBC. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  24. ^ Old Millfieldian Society, OM of the Year 2012, Profile of Helen Glover
  25. ^ "Helen Glover". London 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  26. ^ IK Sport. Profile of Helen Glover
  27. ^ Cornwall Athletic Club. Hall of Fame
  28. ^ a b International Rowing Federation. World Rowing - Athlete of the Month. Interview with Helen Glover
  29. ^ a b Power of 10 - Athletics database. Profile of Helen Glover - results and rankings
  30. ^ English Institute of Sport, Helen Glover: From Raw Talent to Serial Gold Medallist
  31. ^ Cornwall Athletic Club, Absolutely brilliant gold medal performance in the rowing from former CAC athlete Helen Glover at the London Olympics
  32. ^ BBC News, Cornwall. 1 August 2012. Olympic gold rower Helen Glover's 'phenomenal talent'
  33. ^ Daily Telegraph, 23 Oct 2012, Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover: Young girls face 'peer pressure' to drop out of sport. By Louisa Peacock
  34. ^ "Olympic rower Helen Glover returns to Oldfield School to open sports centre". Bath Chronicle. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  35. ^ Minerva Bath Rowing Club - Notes
  36. ^ University of Bath, 2012, Profile of Helen Glover
  37. ^ UK Sport - Sporting Giants - Overview
  38. ^ British Rowing - Start programme
  39. ^ BBC Radio Cornwall, August 2013, David White show. Interview with Helen Glover - part 1
  40. ^ British Indoor Rowing Championships - BIRC 2008
  41. ^ a b HWR - Henley Women's Regatta, Official results database – 2009 (PDF)
  42. ^ a b Women's Eights Head of the River Race, Official Results Archive. 2010 PDF
  43. ^ Boston.com The Boston Globe. 19 October 2012. For Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover, her golden season continues at the Head of the Charles Regatta
  44. ^ a b c The Cambridge Student, Interview – Team GB rowing coach Robin Williams
  45. ^ a b Henley Standard 7 July 2014 Rowing coach with the golden touch
  46. ^ The Guardian, 8 June 2011, Britain pull out of Rowing World Cup in Hamburg over E coli fears
  47. ^ Sport Magazine, 28 May 2015, issue 404. Unbeatable by Sarah Shephard
  48. ^ a b Daily Telegraph, 5 Sept 2015, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning seal success at the Rowing World Championships By Rachel Quarrell
  49. ^ British Rowing. 4 April 2012. GB Rowing Team announces crews for first 2012 World Cup
  50. ^ a b Helen Glover at WorldRowing.com from FISA
  51. ^ a b "Brilliant Glover and Stanning claim gold for GB". ESPN. 1 August 2012. 
  52. ^ a b Barrett, Lawrence (1 August 2012). "Helen Glover & Heather Stanning enter Olympics history". BBC. 
  53. ^ BBC Sport. Olympic record for Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in rowing. By Lawrence Barretto
  54. ^ a b Birmingham Mail, 2 August 2012. Olympics 2012: Royal Mail unveils special stamps to celebrate GB gold medal winners
  55. ^ a b "Penzance post box painted gold for Olympian Helen Glover". BBC. 2 August 2012. 
  56. ^ Daily Telegraph. 23 October 2012 Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover: Young girls face 'peer pressure' to drop out of sport
  57. ^ a b c British Rowing - Profile 2013
  58. ^ Sunday Times 29 September 2013, Sportswomen of the year - Pair of winners making waves by Andrew Longmore
  59. ^ a b Henley Royal Regatta, Official results, 2013
  60. ^ a b World Rowing. 2013 World Championships at Chungju, Korea
  61. ^ British Rowing. 31 August 2013. Gold for Glover-Swann, GB Rowing Team men's quad make history - Race reports
  62. ^ The Guardian. 30 August 2013. GB rowers' world championship form bodes well for Rio 2016 Olympics by James Raich
  63. ^ Sportsister
  64. ^ Sports Journalists Association
  65. ^ a b Women's Eights Head of the River Race, Official Results Archive. 2014 results
  66. ^ a b BBC, Sport - Rowing. 19 April 2014. Heather Stanning & Helen Glover reunite to win British rowing trials By Lawrence Barretto
  67. ^ British Rowing. 19 April 2014. Trio of Olympic Champions amongst six title winners at GB Rowing Team Trials
  68. ^ a b BBC Sport News, 14 May 2014, Heather Stanning backed for quick return despite European absence, By Lawrence Barretto
  69. ^ GB Rowing, 1 June 2014, European Championships - Men's four and women's pair stand out in Serbia
  70. ^ BBC Olympic Sports- Rowing. 1 June 2014 European Rowing Championships 2014: Great Britain win two golds
  71. ^ World Rowing.com, 1 June 2014. European Championships - A European Champs of Best Times
  72. ^ Bath Chronicle, 1 June 2014, World, Olympic and now European champion - rowing star Helen Glover wins another title with Polly Swann
  73. ^ a b c World Rowing, Athlete rankings, Top ten females
  74. ^ a b World Rowing - Formulae for World ranking points (PDF)
  75. ^ BBC Sport. Rowing. 22 June 2014. Helen Glover & Heather Stanning win GB gold at Rowing World Cup
  76. ^ The Cornishman, 26 June 2014. Glover and Stanning win World Cup gold
  77. ^ Rowing One, 19 - 22 Jun 2014, 2014 World Rowing Cup II, Aiguebelette, FRA
  78. ^ Rowing One, 19 - 22 Jun 2014, 2014 World Rowing Cup II, Aiguebelette, FRA Women's coxless pairs results
  79. ^ Helen Glover and Heather Stanning lead Britain's medal charge at Lucerne World Cup regatta, by Rachel Quarrell, Lucerne
  80. ^ World Rowing. Rowing World Cup III - Lucerne 2014 - Results
  81. ^ a b World Rowing. 30 August 2014, Hot racing, World Best Times and new World Champions
  82. ^ a b c BBC Sport - Rowing. 30 August 2014. World Rowing Championships: Glover & Stanning relieved to win. By Lawrence Barretto
  83. ^ World Rowing, Results database - 2014 World Championships
  84. ^ World Rowing. 2 June 2016, Olympic Countdown: women’s pair
  85. ^ The Cornishman, 19 October 2014, Rowing: Penzance's Helen Glover celebrates double joy at British Championships, by Nath Richards
  86. ^ British Rowing Championships, 2014 - Results
  87. ^ a b British Rowing, GB Rowing Team 3rd assessment, 14 February 2015 - Open-weight W1x 5K Water assessment
  88. ^ British Rowing, 14 February, Glover in eye-catching debut win at GB Rowing Team Winter Assessment
  89. ^ a b WEHORR Results - 2015
  90. ^ Women's Eights Head of the River Race (WEHORR) - 2015 Full results
  91. ^ a b British Rowing, 19 April 2015, Gregory and Sbihi win star-studded GB Rowing Team men's pair final
  92. ^ a b World Rowing, 2015 European Championship Results, W2-
  93. ^ BBC Sport, Rowing, European Rowing Championships: Grainger and Thornley take bronze
  94. ^ Bath Chronicle, 1 June 2015, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning complete international set with European Rowing Championships gold
  95. ^ The Times, 3 June 2015, Sport, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning lead haul that augurs well for British boats in Rio
  96. ^ BBC - Rowing, 21 June 2015. Rowing World Cup: Helen Glover & Heather Stanning win gold.
  97. ^ World Rowing, 21 June 2015, World Cup II Varese - Results
  98. ^ World Rowing, 21 June 2015, World Cup II Varese - Women's Pair (W2-) - Final
  99. ^ World Rowing - World Cup 111 2015 - Lucerne results
  100. ^ British Rowing, World Cup III, 2015, 12 July, Glover and Stanning set up perfect pre-Worlds platform
  101. ^ BBC Sport, July 12 2015, World Rowing Cup III 2015. Rowing World Cup: GB men's eight and women's pair win gold.
  102. ^ a b World Rowing Championships, 2015. Official Results
  103. ^ BBC Sport, 5 Sept 2015, World Rowing Championships: Glover & Stanning retain title. By Richard Winton
  104. ^ Western Morning News, 5 September 2015, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win World Championships gold
  105. ^ British Rowing, 5 September 2015, Gold for GB Rowing Team's Glover and Stanning
  106. ^ World Rowing, 20 November 2015, World Rowing announces 2015 Award winners
  107. ^ a b GB Rowing. 23 March 2016. Multiple wins and maiden victories as “exceptional” Trials conclude
  108. ^ Bath Chronicle. 23 March 2016. Rio 2016 GB Olympic Rowing Trials: Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win women's pair
  109. ^ a b BBC Sport, 8 May 2016. European Rowing Championships: Glover & Stanning among four British golds. By Alistair McGowan"
  110. ^ British Rowing, 8 May 2016, European Championships results
  111. ^ a b BBC, 29 May 2016, World Rowing Cup: Great Britain take four medals in Lucerne
  112. ^ a b World Rowing, World Rowing Cup 11 - Lucerne. W2-, Womens Pair, Entrants, Heats, Semi-Final, Finals
  113. ^ Team GB, 19 June 2016, Glover and Stanning among the medals for GB rowers in Poland
  114. ^ a b World Rowing, Results database, 2016 World Rowing Cup III - Womens Pair
  115. ^ BBC, 19 June 2016 Rio 2016: Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley fifth at World Rowing Cup
  116. ^ a b World Rowing, 19 June 2016, World Rowing Cup III Report - Women's Pair (W2-) - Final
  117. ^ Hello Magazine, 18 Sept 2015, Steve Backshall and Helen Glover engaged
  118. ^ Twitter, 16 Sept 2015, Happiest Girl in the World!!!
  119. ^ Radio Times, 4 April 2016, Steve Backshall and Helen Glover must be Britains fittest couple, but who's tougher?
  120. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 25. 29 December 2012.
  121. ^ "2013 New Year's Honours" (PDF). Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  122. ^ Twitter, Helen Glover announcing her being awarded a Blue Peter badge
  123. ^ Twitter - BBC - Gold Blue Peter badge
  124. ^ American Fuchsia Society. Database of registered hybrids.
  125. ^ Camborne-Redruth Fuchsia Society, News - June 2013, Another Winner from Ernie
  126. ^ Twitter. 15 August 2013. Picture of Fuchsia "Helen Glover" and Certificate from American Fuchsia Society

External links[edit]