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Olympic Champion Inspires the Next Oratory Oarsmen


5 October 2017

Katherine Grainger spoke to a sell out crowd at the Henley Literary Festival on Thursday.

The speech was sponsored by our school and told of her pursuit of the ultimate sporting goal. In becoming Olympic Champion and in going on to defend her title at Rio 2016, she faced many trials and challenges. When asked why she did it all? She said: ‘Because of the challenge, because it is hard!’

Oratory rowers were inspired by her words and encouraged to believe that anything is possible, even champions lose and have to prepare for a long time to win!


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