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Katherine Copeland

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Katherine Copeland
MBE
Personal information
NationalityBritish
Born (1990-12-01) 1 December 1990 (age 30)
Ashington, Northumberland, England
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Country Great Britain
SportRowing
ClubLeander Club
Medal record
Women's Rowing
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Lwt double sculls
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Aiguebelette Lwt double sculls
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Poznan Lwt double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Belgrade Lwt double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Račice Lwt double sculls

Katherine Sarah Copeland[1] MBE (born 1 December 1990) is a retired British Olympic Gold Medal winning rower.

Personal life

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.[2][3]

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to rowing.[4][5]

In July 2017 she received an Honorary Degree from Teesside University.

Career

An U23 World Champion in the women's lightweight single sculls,[6] in 2012, she was selected to represent Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympics in the Women's lightweight double sculls with Sophie Hosking,[7][8] winning the gold medal, during the so-called "Super Saturday".[9][10]

Katherine, being bought up in Ingleby Barwick and as a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics gold post boxes commemoration, had a red post box in The Rings village of Ingleby Barwick painted gold in her name, with a plaque about the gold medal win.

Following her Olympic partner Hosking's retirements in 2012, Copeland partnered with Imogen Walsh in the lightweight double sculls, winning European bronze [11] in 2014. Copeland went on to partner Charlotte Taylor, winning silver at the 2015 World Rowing Championships and gold at the 2015 European Rowing Championships.[12][13]

Copeland and Taylor finished 14th in Women's lightweight double sculls at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Copeland won another European bronze medal in the lightweight double sculls in 2017, this time with Emily Craig.[14]

Copeland announced her retirement from competitive rowing in January 2019.[15]

References

  1. ^ GRO reference: December 1990, Vol. 1, Page 1826
  2. ^ "'Three Wings Trust'". Archived from the original on 21 September 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ London2012 athlete profile "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 24.
  5. ^ "NY13 – London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games" (PDF). Cabinet Office. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2011 UNDER 23 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Amsterdam, NED - (BLW1x) U23 Lightweight Women's Single Sculls - Final". worldrowing.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Katherine Copeland". www.london2012.com. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  8. ^ "Katherine Copeland". www.britishrowing.co.uk. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Olympics 2012: Great Britain's golden day of the Games". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Olympics rowing: Sophie Hosking & Katherine Copeland win gold". BBC Sport. 4 August 2012. Archived from the original on 12 August 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  11. ^ "2014 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS -Belgrade, SRB - (LW2x) Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". worldrowing.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  12. ^ "2015 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS -Aiguebelette, FRA - (LW2x) Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". worldrowing.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  13. ^ "2015 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS -Poznan, POL - (LW2x) Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". worldrowing.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  14. ^ "2017 EUROPEAN ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS -Racice, CZE - (LW2x) Lightweight Women's Double Sculls - Final". worldrowing.com. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  15. ^ "Katherine Copeland retires from rowing after 11-year career". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 January 2019.


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