Former GB rowing star Grainger named as new chair of UK Sport

Olympic gold medallist Dame Katherine Grainger has been named as the new chair of UK Sport.

Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian retired from rowing after winning a medal at a fifth Games last summer.

The 41-year-old will succeed Rod Carr as head of the funding agency for elite sport.

Grainger was up against former Paralympic swimmer Marc Woods, who also competed at five Games.

More to follow.


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