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.
"It wasn't about winning at all costs – it's those relationships that are far more important than any outcome"
Loved hearing 5 x Olympian @HoughtonFrances share her evolution over two decades in elite sport
How to build a team & thrive within it
— Simon Mundie (@simonmundie) December 17, 2020