Double Olympic champion Helen Glover MBE has returned to training with the GB Rowing Team with the goal of gaining selection for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
During her four years away from competing, Helen has married her husband Steve Backshall and has had three children Logan (2 ½), Bo and Kit (1).
After spending the past seven months training near her home near Maidenhead, Helen has now rejoined the GB Rowing Team at their Caversham training base. She is now training full time with the women’s sweep squad as they build towards the summer’s international competitions, including the Games.
Helen said: “It started as a desire to get my fitness back after having the twins, training during their nap time. When lockdown came it meant more hours on the rowing machine than I had anticipated. As my scores and times started getting better, I began to wonder if I could be the first woman in British Rowing history to make an Olympic team after having children. I’m finding the journey exciting and extremely challenging. Trying to be an elite sportswoman and also the best mother I can be to young babies is certainly teaching me a lot.”
Director of Performance Brendan Purcell said: “It’s fantastic to have Helen back training with the squad. She’s an incredible athlete and brings a huge amount to the team.
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