Sport Comeback queen Helen Glover leads Team GB's Olympics medal charge
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was a saviour of our very brief Olympic despondency that famous summer nine years ago, claiming Great Britain's first gold of the 2012 bonanza. And so the medal rush began.
Now, aged 35, Glover is attempting something even more remarkable than the feat she accomplished with Heather Stanning.
The two-time Olympic champion took nearly four years out from the sport to start a family followingand only decided to return to competition at the start of the year, seven months away from Tokyo.
She gave birth to a son, Logan, in July 2018 and twins, Kit and Willow, in January 2020.
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Yet despite those life-changing events she is the leading light of the 45-strong rowing squad. She partners Polly Swann in the pair, almost certainly assured of safe navigation through the heats.
The pandemic saved her career, for without the one-year delay she would not be in Japan.
The so-called 'mother of all comebacks' began with Glover working her three-times-a-day schedule around her kids' sleeps. So successful has her return been that she and Swann won European gold in April.
Glover said: 'It's phenomenal what the body can do. I realised I had been such a princess in 2012 and 2016.
'Back then if I got seven hours' sleep I would put that down as a really bad night. Then I spent the next three years dreaming of that kind of sleep.'
Tokyo Olympics highlights Sunday: Australia celebrates best single day in history, Emma McKeon breaks multiple records .
Australia has its most successful Olympic day in history as the Dolphins become the most decorated Australian swim team, and BMX rider Logan Martin secures the country's first land-based gold.Emma McKeon led the way with a gold in the women's 50m freestyle, then jumped back in the pool with the rest of the relay team to clinch gold in the 4x100m medley relay.