10 Oct 2016
Heather Stanning was keen to get back to her job as a major in the British Army after her first Olympic triumph: ‘I wasn’t really comfortable in the media world where I was in the spotlight’. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/for the Guardian
t will be two months on Wednesday since Heather Stanning and Helen Glover won their second Olympic rowing title in the women’s pair as they matched their London 2012 triumph with another commanding performance in Rio. Indefending their Olympic title they sealed an imperious unbeaten run which stretches across the past five years and 39 races.