BBC Sport - Inspire: Heather Stanning steps up preparations for Rio

Heather Stanning returns to rowing

'Inspire: The Olympic Journey' meets London 2012 gold medal winning rower Heather Stanning as she steps up her preparations for Rio, after a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the army.

Stanning tells Matthew Pinsent that she was determined to go to Afghanistan with the army but must now step up her preparations as she has effectively taken a year off from the sport, with Rio "just around the corner".

If Heather's story has inspired you to learn more about rowing then visit our Get Inspired rowing pages to see how you can get involved in the sport.

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