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Frances Houghton discusses Olympic journey on BBC podcast

Creating a thriving team environment is a crucial foundation of success in so many walks of life, and its a topic that Frances Houghton (OKS, Walpole 1993-98) spoke about on BBC Radio 4’s Don’t Tell Me The Score podcast during the Christmas holiday. 

Having shown her talent on the water with a number of junior accolades during her time in Canterbury in the 1990s, Frances went on to King’s College before enjoying a fabulous senior career for Great Britain. She won three silver medals across a record five Olympic Games as well as being crowned world champion in the women’s quadruple scull four times.

In the podcast, Frances discussed how her outlook on rowing changed as her career progressed. She realised that the relationships with her team-mates were far more important to her than victory in a championship race, and that her best performances came when collaboration was the focus rather than winning at all costs.

You can listen to the podcast in full here, or learn all about Frances’ sporting journey in her book Learnings from five Olympic Games.

Read about rowing at King’s here.