Helen Glover: Bidding for glory five years and three children after her last Olympics

Helen Glover is a two-time Olympic champion, triple world champion and quadruple European champion. 

She is also a mother to three children and the first British female rower to come back to compete at an Olympic Games after giving birth.

“Rowing is a very demanding sport, involving training several times a day,” says The Telegraph’s sport reporter Pippa Field.

“Helen, having given birth to three children, has managed to balance all this with the demands of a rowing programme and still make it back onto the Olympic team. 

“She was still breastfeeding into the early stages of this year… it’s something quite remarkable.”

Watch our profile in full to learn more about Glover’s journey, including making history at London 2012, her unmatched unbeaten run and how she refuses to see herself as anything “special”.

Glover will be taking part in the women’s coxless pair at Tokyo 2020 on July 24.

In the series, we have also profiled gymnast Simone Biles, heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson and sprinter Dina Asher-Smith.

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