Performance People
Performance People
Dec 12, 2022
Helen Glover + Steve Backshall: The Incredibles
Play • 50 min

Helen Glover is a two-time Olympic rowing gold medallist, triple World champion, quintuple World Cup champion and quadruple European champion. Helen only took up rowing in 2008, aged 21. She won Olympic gold just four years later at London 2012. After Rio 2016 she stepped away from rowing to get married and have children. A delayed Tokyo Olympics saw Helen get back in the boat in 2021 and become the first mum to compete for GB Rowing, finishing fourth in the pairs.

Alongside Helen is her wildlife TV presenter husband, Steve Backshall. Best known for BBC's Deadly 60 series, Steve is also an adventurer, environmental campaigner and author. Steve and Helen co-wrote, Wildlings: How to Raise Your Family in Nature, in 2022, a book encouraging children to spend time in the great outdoors.

Together they talk about Helen’s lockdown decision to return to elite sport with three kids in tow, the brutal reality of training for the Olympics, re-assessing the risks of a life in the wild and why a King Cobra is a safer bet than a night out on the town.

This four way conversation was recorded on 5th September 2022.

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