2016 has been quite the year for Penzance-born Olympic rower, Helen Glover.
Having grown up and educated amongst an ambitiously athletic family, the seeds for Helen’s success as a national, and internationally renowned champion were sown early. With a host of awards and recognitions under her belt, including a World Champion title for 2013, 2014 and 2015, it was her gold medal in London 2012 that secured her a space in the limelight. As the first gold medal for Team GB during the Games, Helen became the nation’s sweetheart and Penzance was decked out in celebrations as she came home. However, things just kept getting bigger and better as time went on.
After an unbelievable success this year after winning gold at Rio’s Summer Olympic Games, Helen was paraded through Cornwall as a local hero. And after her wedding on the Cornish coast to TV naturalist and adventurer Steve Backshall, it seems that this Cornish star hasn’t stopped yet. Thankfully, myCornwall’s Alice Dempsey managed to grab a moment with Helen to check in and see how things were going.
Read this exclusive interview in the latest issue of myCornwall magazine. Our December/January issue is bigger and better than ever, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it!