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Kather­ine Grainger was yes­ter­day con­firmed in Team GB along­side Vic­to­ria Thorn­ley in the women’s dou­ble scull at this sum­mer’s Olympics. Grainger is Great Bri­tain’s most dec­o­rated fe­male Olympian with three sil­ver medals from Syd­ney 2000, Athens 2004 and Bei­jing 2008 and gold from London 2012 to her name. She will be com­pet­ing in her fifth games in Rio and is the de­fend­ing cham­pion. Thorn­ley raced in the women’s eight in London in her de­but games.

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