Helen Glover is a highly respected British professional rower. Helen Glover is popular as a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team. In addition, she is also known for winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.
Early Life and Childhood
Helen Glover was born Helen Rachel Mary Glover June 17, 1986. She entered this world in Truro, Cornwall, England. So she is currently 35 years old and British by nationality. She also follows the Christian religion and her birth sign is Gemini.
Moving on to her family members, she was born to her father, Jimmy Glover, and her mother, Rachel Glover. Her father is a school teacher and a graduate of Oxford University. While her mother is a physical therapist at Guy’s Hospital. She grew up in Penzance in a sporting family. She has an older brother Benjamin, younger twin brother Nathan, and younger sisters Ruth and Freya.
She attended Heamoor Community Primary School and Humphry Davy School in Penzance, where she received her schooling. Glover also received a sports scholarship to Millfield School in Somerset. Cardiff Glover studied Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Wales Institute before studying at University College Plymouth St Mark & St. John completed a PGCE to teach physical education to high school students.
working life and career
Helen Glover began her career in July 2008 when she was accepted into the Sporting Giants program and allocated to the UK rowing team ‘Start’ programme. In February 2010, she gave up teaching to row eight at Reading University and placed third in the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race. She placed second at the 2011 World Rowing Championships and won the coxless pair event at the GB Rowing Team Senior Trials at Eton-Dorney.
Helen and Stanning won the coxless twos event at the 2012 GB Rowing Team Selection Trials, held at Eton Dorney on 10-11 March. On August 1, 2012, they also won gold in the women’s coxless pairs event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Helen won the BBC’s Olympic Superstars 2012 women’s competition in December. Then, on August 31, at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea, she teamed with Polly Swann to win the world title in coxless pairs. In September 2013, she was named International Rowing Federation Female Athlete of the Month by the World Rowing website.
Glover again won her world championship at the 2014 World Rowing Championships, held at the Bosbaan on 30 September 2014. World Rowing ranked her as the second greatest female rower in the world after 2014. In June 2016, she and Stanning won the World Championship III final in Poznan, Poland. They also won the Olympic final in Rio de Janeiro on August 12th.
She also won a European gold medal in coxless coxless in 2021 in Varese, Italy. “Helen Glover: Mother Of All Comebacks” was shown on BBC television just days before her first race at the Tokyo Olympics on July 19.
As a professional rower, she’s made quite a satisfying amount of money. According to the online resources, she has an estimate net worth of $1.7 million.
Glover and TV naturalist Steve Backshall became engaged on September 16, 2015 after meeting at a Sport Relief event in 2014. They tied the knot at Piskies Cove in West Cornwall on September 10, 2016.
Backshall and Glover announced they were expecting twins on March 13, 2018. Similarly, Glover announced on April 9 that one of the twins had died, but she and Backshall “hoped the remaining baby would come this summer.” She announced on social media on July 24, 2018 that she had given birth to a child. She also gave birth to twins (a boy and a girl) on January 16, 2020.
Body Measurements and Social Media
By improving body measurements, she has a fit and healthy body as an athlete. Speaking of height and weight, this is her 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters tall and weighs about 70 kg. She also has a pair of hazel eyes and light brown hair.
When it comes to her social media availability, Helen is on Instagram and Twitter. Yours @helenglovergb Instagram Account has more than 73.9k followers. In addition, she has over 76.4k followers on her Twitter account.