Steve Backshall expecting twins with wife Helen Glover | OK! Magazine
Steve Backshall and his fiancee Helen Glover, the Team GB rower . though: when you're in a personal relationship with someone, you can't always say the blunt, direct Sorry, there was a problem downloading the player. Former Strictly contestant and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and Olympic rower Helen Glover have announced the name of their newborn. Former Strictly contestant and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall and Olympic rower Helen Glover have announced the name of their newborn.
Helen did a 24km ergo indoor rowing machine before the family woke up on Christmas Day. Hels is always knackered.
In snatched moments of relaxation, we play board and word games.ONE Show Devizes to Westminster, Steve Backshall and Helen Glover
Wherever our jobs take us in the world, we talk every day on the phone so Hels can offload about training. I will be out in Rio cheering her on. Rii Schroer Sarah married Barney, her coach, in ; their daughter Louisa was born in When Sarah won the C5 pursuit event in the velodrome at Londonher head coach Chris Furber kept telling me to sit down because I was getting too excited.
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While Sarah was busy winning every Paralympic cycling medal on offer, I raced as a tandem pilot a sighted athlete who rides a two-person bike alongside a blind or partially sighted team-mate on the track, most recently with Neil Fachie at London There was one day when I won gold in the tandem 1km event in the morning and Sarah took gold in the m race in the afternoon.
The only time I saw her was when our paths crossed in the alleyway between the Olympic village and the velodrome. We had a quick hug and we were off. Sarah was made a Dame after London but I am not sure everyone realises quite how successful she has been.
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She has won 11 gold medals, eight silver and three bronze at the last six Paralympic Games and 27 world titles over 24 years, first as a swimmer and then as a cyclist. We met at a pre-Olympics training camp in but it was only when Sarah switched from swimming to cycling and started training at the Manchester velodrome that I saw more of her.
I eventually built up the courage to ask her out. Sarah rejuvenated my career with her fresh outlook and I went on to win six world titles and three Paralympic gold medals.
As athletes the difference between us and other couples is that we can be brutally honest. But I have to be tactful. She is my wife, after all. Sport has a big influence on our lives. Sarah was still cycling until late in her pregnancy. In fact, she was on the turbo trainer in the garden at our home in Cheshire when her contractions started.
Storey winning gold on day one of the London Olympics Credit: Bryn Lennon Our house is full of bike kit and cycling clothing and we eat very healthily. I am diabetic so I am careful about what I eat anyway and that goes hand in hand with a healthy family life.
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Louisa now travels around the world with us to races and she sees the other athletes on the team as her extended family. We have always combined sport and family life and that will be the same in Rio. It will be great to watch Sarah again. Malcolm Allen, 54, engineer Other half: Christopher Jones Elena married Malcolm, her coach, in I first met Elena back in the early Nineties while clay pigeon shooting.
Our lives revolve around shooting. She perfects the technique and required skills and saves it all up for the big day.
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Sometimes I have to be careful, though: At Rio, four years of work will come down to just 75 pulls of the trigger, all in one day. Part of my job will be to stand on the sidelines and give off calm, positive vibes.
All we need to do now is get to Rio and focus on the pin. Olympic competitors are given a quota of small lapel pins, and you get this pin economy where all the athletes are desperate to swap them and collect all the different nations.
Elena came back from Beijing with different national pins. Michelle Froome, personal assistant Other half: Rex Features The couple married in and had a son, Kellan, in Chris, the three-times Tour de France championwon bronze in the road time trial at London He will compete in the road race and time trial in Rio.
Chris has to train unbelievably hard and follow a very strict diet but our routine is not all that different to other families, except that Chris spends most of his day out on a bike instead of behind a desk. We were fortunate that things worked out perfectly. Chris was able to look after me in what was a tough final month of pregnancy and spend those first very special weeks with the two of us. I try to help Chris out by preparing food for him, replying to emails or planning his schedule.
Polly can provide enormous power all the way down the course, but our final product was not a million miles from the way Heather and I raced.
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They completed the final in 7 mins We may never find another Helen Glover who progresses so rapidly. Stanning said "It was brilliant to be back racing with Helen. It feels like old times, but at the same time it's so refreshing because we've both learnt new things while we've been apart. This made Glover the first British rower to hold the Olympic, World and European titles simultaneously.
At Aiguebelette they qualified directly for the final which they completed in 7 minutes 6. They won both their heat and the semi-final and set a new world record time of 6: Racing under the acronym LIMA, the crew comprised: She completed the 5-kilometre course in 20 minutes 16 seconds, finishing 14 seconds clear of nearest rival Katherine Grainger. I can genuinely say I want to win these races as much for Heather as for myself.
They won both their heat and the semi-final and set a new European record time of 6: Their winning time, They finished in 6: They won their heat in 7: They lead the final from the start and finished in 6: Multiple Olympic gold medalist Sir Steve Redgrave said "Glover and Stanning dominate any combination that is put up against them. They finished in 7 minutes 13 seconds, ten seconds ahead of Polly Swann and Jessica Eddy.