Helen Glover

Helen Glover is Helen Rachel Mary Glover’s nickname, and she is a British professional rower who is a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team. She is well-known for becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in her country’s history at the 2012 Olympics.

She is also the winner of the BBC’s “Olympic Superstars” game show. With her partner Heather Stanning, she holds Olympic, European, and World records in her sport.

She was a skilled multi-sport athlete who excelled at running and hockey when she was younger. She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 and received a gold “Blue Peter” badge for her sporting achievements. Helen and Swann have been named to the women’s pair for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo 2021, which will take place in June 2021.

What is the Net worth of Helen Glover ?

Helen Glover’s net worth is believed to be at $1.7 million dollars. Winning competitions, as well as contracts and sponsorships, account for the majority of her earnings. This year, she is one of Britain’s best chances at Olympic gold. In addition, she will make her comeback this Friday, July 23, in the second heat of the Summer 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ Women’s coxless pair event. She and her partner, Polly Swann, will compete against Olympic athletes from Australia, China, and Russia.


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Helen Glover, according to her husband, began an exercise regimen in order to be fit for the games. She has not exercised since her retirement. Even with all of the obligations of raising their children, she managed to fit in her rowing training. Glover and Backshall had twins in 2020, right before the COVID-19 disaster shook the planet. So the British athlete faces a significant uphill battle. Is she capable of pulling it off? Parenting, making a comeback for the Olympics, and even finding time to perform a BBC special Glover, on the other hand, believes she isn’t a supermom. With three children, the Olympian has accomplished quite a feat!

Biography and Early Life

Helen Glover, a British Olympic gold medallist rower, was born in Truro on June 17, 1986. She is one of the most promising athletes in the United Kingdom for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. After COVID-19 put the games back a year, the Olympic medalist, who had decided to retire after the Rio 2016 games, returned to defend his title. She and her rowing partner Heather Staning earned Team Great Britain’s first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. This was something she did again in Brazil. In 2013, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her exceptional sporting achievements.


Helen Glover has been married to Steve Backshall, a TV host, adventurer, and naturalist, since 2016. You may recognize him from BBC’s Lost Land of the Tiger and other National Geographic and Discovery Channel series. In West Cornwall, the couple married in an intimate ceremony attended by family and friends. They’ve been together ever since. Glover is also the mother of Logan James David Backshall, a son she shares with Steve. Helen is the first rower mum in the British Rowing team as a result of this. That’s fantastic! Can she win the Women’s Coxless Pair competition in Tokyo 2020 for the third time?

In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, who will Helen Glover row with?

Helen Glover and Polly Swan will reunite. The duo rowed together and triumphed as a team. They began in 2013, rejoined in 2014, and won the European Championship. On July 24, they will compete in the Women’s Coxless Pair event at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the goal of progressing to the next round. Is it possible for Team GB to win? Furthermore, this event will be held along the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay. It’s a 2335-meter long and 198-meter wide circuit with eight lanes that was created exclusively for these Olympic games. Each lane is 12.5 meters wide at that time, with a water depth of six meters.

Let us sum up our coverage of this successful British Rowing Team athlete as follows: Helen Glover, for starters, is a 35-year-old rower. She’s also the country’s best bet for Olympic gold this year. Helen is a titan and a potential prospect to win —once again— Olympic gold in the rowing competitions at Tokyo 2020, which is just days away from commencing. She has two Olympic gold medals, three world championships, five World Rowing Cups, and a whopping four European Championships. Can she win the Women’s Coxless Pair competition in Tokyo 2020 for the third time?

Career and Professional Life

  •  Helen Glover began rowing in July 2008, when she was accepted into the Sporting Giants initiative and placed on the GB Rowing Team’s “Start” program at Minerva Bath Rowing Club in Bath, Somerset, under the guidance of coach Paul Stannard. On October 26, 2008, she came in fourth place at the British Indoor Rowing Championships, and in 2009, she won the Bernard Churcher Trophy in the senior single scull at the Henley Women’s Regatta.
  • She quit her teaching job in February 2010 to row with the Reading University eight, which finished third in the Women’s
  • Eights Head of the River Race.
  • She came in fifth place at the GB Rowing Squad Senior Trials, earning a berth on the squad, Lottery money, and a slot in the women’s coxless pair in April.
  • When Robin Williams began coaching Helen and Stanning in July, they were ranked 16th and 17th in their event, respectively. They made such rapid progress that they were awarded a silver medal in the 2010 World Rowing Championships in November on Lake Karapiro in New Zealand.


  • They won the coxless pair event in the 2011 GB Rowing Team Senior Trials at Eton-Dorney in 7 minutes 15 seconds, and they were second in the 2011 World Rowing Championships at Lake Bled, Slovenia, 0.1 seconds behind the winning New Zealand crew of Haigh and Scown.
  • Helen and Stanning won the coxless pair event at the GB Rowing Team selection trials on March 10th-11th, 2012, and then went on to win all three events at the World Rowing Cup women’s coxless pair.
  • They also won gold in the women’s coxless pair event at the 2012 Summer Olympics on August 1, 2012. They won the final ahead of Kate Hornsey and Sarah Tait of Australia and Juliette Haigh and Rebecca Scown of New Zealand, who had earlier set a new Olympic record of 6 minutes 57.29 seconds in the heats. This was Team GB’s first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics, as well as British women’s rowing’s first Olympic gold medal.


  • Helen won the “BBC’s Olympic Superstars 2012” women’s title in December after winning the 800-meter run in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, as well as the swimming, cycling, and gym rounds. In April 2013, at the Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in Caversham, Berkshire, she also won the women’s single scull in the GB Rowing Team Trials.
  • At the Henley Royal Regatta in July, she and Polly Swann, Victoria Meyer-Laker, and Frances Houghton won the Princess Grace Challenge Cup for women’s quadruple scull.
  • Then, alongside Polly Swann, she won the world title in the women’s coxless pair at the 2013 World Rowing
  • Championships in Chungju, South Korea, on August 31, 2013. They were selected Team of the Year by SportsSister in December 2013.
  • She was voted Athlete of the Month by the International Rowing Federation in September 2013 and was featured on the World Rowing website.
  • Helen was part of a composite crew that won the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race on the River Thames in London on March 17, 2014, setting a new course record of 17:42.2 for the 4.4-mile (6.8-kilometer) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney.
  • Swann and Glover also set a new European best time of 7 minutes 9 seconds, which they improved to 7 minutes 3.62 seconds in the final on June 1st, finishing 5 seconds ahead of Romania’s Christina Grigoras and Laura Oprea, who were defending European champions. Helen made history by becoming the first British rower to win Olympic, World, and European titles all at the same time.


  • At the World Rowing Cup’s second and third rounds, she won gold in the women’s coxless pair at Lac d’Aiguebelette in France in June and Lucerne Rotsee on July 13th.
    Glover successfully defended her world title with Heather Stanning on September 30, 2014, at the 2014 World Rowing Championships held at the Bosbaan in Amsterdam. They won their heat and semi-final, then in the final, they set a new world record of 6:50.61, breaking the previous mark of 2002.
  • Helen was also a member of the composite crew that won gold at the British Rowing Championships on the 18th and 19th of October at Holme Pierrepont in both the women’s fours sweep event and the quad sculls.
  • She was voted the world’s second best female rower by World Rowing at the end of 2014, and on February 14, 2015, she won her first GB Rowing single scull, open-weight assessment trial on the River Witham in Boston, Lincolnshire.


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Status of the Relationship

She married TV naturalist Steve Backshall on September 16, 2015, after meeting him at a Sport Relief event in 2014. The couple married at Piskies Cove, West Cornwall, on September 10, 2016.


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Backshall and Glover announced they were expecting twins on March 13, 2018. Helen and Backshall stated on April 9th that one of the twins had died, but that they were “hoping for the other baby to arrive this summer.” She announced on social media on July 24, 2018, that she had given birth to a baby boy. She then gave birth to twins on January 16, 2020. (a boy and a girl). In terms of sexual orientation, Helen is a straight woman.

Facts of Helen Glover

Celebrated Name Helen Glover
Age 35 Years
Nick Name Helen
Birth Name Helen Rachel Mary Glover
Birth Date 1986-06-17
Gender Female
Profession Rower
Nationality British
Place Of Birth Truro, Cornwall, England
Birth Nation England
Ethnicity British-white
Race White
Religion Christian
Horoscope Gemini
Father Jimmy Glover
Mother Rachel Glover
Siblings 4
University University College Plymouth St Mark & St John
Married Date 10th September 2016
Marital Status Married
Husband Steve Backshall
Children 5
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Rower career
Net Worth $1.7 million
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 11 st 0 lb; 154 lb (70 kg)
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark brown

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