River cruise line Avalon Waterways offered ship godmother and Olympic rower Katherine Grainger a free cruise after her silver medal win in Rio de Janeiro.

Yesterday, Grainger, godmother to Avalon Poetry II, won silver alongside double sculls partner Vicky Thornley. It made her the most awarded female Olympian of Great Britain.

Avalon Poetry II

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Giles Hawke, chief executive Cosmos Tours & Cruises and Avalon Waterways, said:

“We are absolutely thrilled for Katherine Grainger – what an amazing achievement.

“In the office we were watching and cheering her on. It’s great to have a godmother who is actively involved in the Olympics. We’re very excited about it.

“We will be offering Katherine a free cruise to celebrate her medal win.”

Katherine Grainger attended the naming celebrations of Avalon Poetry II in 2014.