My Olympic Journey
Feb 02, 2022
Susanne Grainger
My Olympic Journey
Susanne Grainger is an Olympic Rower originally from London, Ontario. She started rowing in grade eight at the age of thirteen. While attending the University of Virginia on an athletic scholarship, Susanne rowed in the varsity eight, winning the NCAA Championships in 2012. During her university summers, she competed for Team Canada at the U23 World Championships in the eight and the four, winning gold in both 2011 and again in 2012. After graduating, Susanne moved back to Canada to train with the Canadian Senior National Team and complete a master’s degree at Western University. In 2016, she competed at the Rio Olympics to a fifth-place finish. Susanne has competed in 23 international regattas, medaling in 17 of them. Susanne is a member of the Canadian Women’s Eight that trained in British Columbia and won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics! Susanne has since retired from the National Team and is working as the CAN Fund #150Women Director of Operations for the charity CAN Fund.
What I plan to talk about: 
I will take you behind the scenes and share everything from training in Victoria, BC, to racing in Tokyo! I'll open up about all the highs and lows on my journey to winning gold at the 2020 Olympics, and how I've transitioned out of sport to focus on a new goal.