Katherine Copeland

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Katherine Copeland
Personal information
Nationality British
Born (1990-12-01) 1 December 1990 (age 24)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Country  Great Britain
Sport Rowing
Club Tees Rowing Club

Katherine Sarah Copeland[1] MBE (born 1 December 1990) is an English rower. In 2012, she was selected to represent Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics in the Women's lightweight double sculls with Sophie Hosking,[2][3] winning the gold medal.[4]

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Ashington, and was 14 when she first learnt to row at Yarm School. She is a member of Tees Rowing Club, Stockton-on-Tees. As a teacher, she also runs an after school art club for autistic children in conjunction with the Three Wings Trust.[5][6]

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to rowing.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GRO reference: December 1990, Vol. 1, Page 1826
  2. ^ "Katherine Copeland". www.london2012.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Katherine Copeland". www.britishrowing.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Olympics rowing: Sophie Hosking & Katherine Copeland win gold". BBC Sport. 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ 'Three Wings Trust'
  6. ^ London2012 athlete profile http://www.london2012.com/athlete/copeland-katherine-1083088/
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. p. 24. 29 December 2012.
  8. ^ [1] Cabinet Office