Katherine Grainger Rower Husband: Is She Married?

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The British rower Katherine Grainger has no husband. Dame Katherine Grainger hasn’t stated in any of her multiple interviews that she had tied the knot. 

In her 2023 interview with The Press & Journal, Katherine gave no hints about tying the knot or starting a family. Previously, she had talked about searching for the right man, but it looks like Grainger has learned to live a happy single life. 

Katherine Grainger Made Headlines As She Carried The Elizabeth Sword
Katherine Grainger Made Headlines As She Carried The Elizabeth Sword (Source: Instagram)

The five-time Olympic medalist Grainger has worked with various charities since she retired from the sport. Born and brought up in Scotland, Katherine previously served as the Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and now serves as the Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. 

Last year, Grainger made headlines after she carried the Elizabeth Sword in the commemorations of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Edinburgh. 

Katherine Grainger Rower Husband: Is She Married?

The British rower Katherine Grainger has no husband and isn’t married. The five-time Olympic medalist dedicated her entire career to the sport. 

The legendary rower has shared very few posts on her social media handle. Most of her posts relate to her achievements as an athlete. Previously, she shared a post with a child who happened to be her nephew. 

Grainger’s rowing career began at the University of Edinburgh in 1993. She represented Edinburgh’s St Andrew Boat Club. Her first Olympics was the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

She won a silver medal in the women’s quadruple sculls with her three partners. Katherine took home silver medals in her next two Olympics at Athens and Beijing.

Dame Katherine Grainger Pictured With Her Nephew
Dame Katherine Grainger Pictured With Her Nephew (Source: Instagram)

It was at the 2012 London Olympics that Katherine broke the curse. She won her first gold medal in the double sculls with her partner, Anna Watkins. In her last Olympics, 2016 Rio, Katherine won a silver medal in double sculls with Vicky Thornley. 

Dame Katherine Garinger also has eight medals at the World Championships. The first two happened to be bronze and silver, and the rest were gold, with her last gold coming in the 2011 Bled World Championship. 

Previously, in an interview with the Financial Times, Katherine was asked if her mother would be pleased if she could find a man. Katherine replied, “I’m still looking, so if there’s one available, let me know. 

I have given a lot of my life to rowing. It has been my choice entirely, and I’ve never regretted it, but I’ve got to share the house with somebody!”

Katherine Grainger Life Outside Of Sports

Only a few of Katherine’s fans might know she has a Ph.D. in criminal law from three universities. 

In an interview with The Press & Journal, Katherine talked about her love for crime fiction. Grainger said she loves to indulge in crime fiction and TV/film series. 

She revealed that during the London Olympics, she and Anna Watkins would binge-watch sessions of The Killing to their minds off their races.

She stated that she still reads and watches crime now as a means of relaxation and also loves the theatre.

Currently, Katherine serves as the Chair of UK Sport. She was appointed for four years in 2017 and was re-appointed for another four years in 2021.

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