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Real Lives: The Athlete
Saturday, 8 September 2012 at 19:30 (BST)
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Debbie is an English female rower, noteworthy for winning Silver Medals in the Quadruple Sculls at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
She was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, and was a Great Britain junior judo international and a county level 1500m and cross–country runner and shot–putter before she took up rowing.
She won a Bronze medal at the 1998 World Junior championships in the Double sculls along with partner Frances Houghton. The following year they both won Gold in the Double sculls at the World Under 23 Championships.
In 2000 Flood won Gold in the Single Sculls at the World Under 23 Championships.
Debbie moved south to study Physiology and Biochemistry at Reading University, from where she graduated in 2005.
At the 2006 World Championships, Flood originally finished in the silver medal position in the Quadruple Sculls, but was elevated to Gold after one of the Russian crew failed a drugs test.
After a year's break from the sport whilst she completed her probationary year with the Prison Service, Flood returned to take World Championships Gold again in 2010, in the quad sculls with Beth Rodford, Frances Houghton, and Annie Vernon.
She is a committed Christian and in her spare time enjoys giving dinner parties for her friends and rowing team mates in Henley. She also learnt Chinese in preparation for the Beijing Olympics.
As well as dedicating her life to sport, Debbie is committed to improving the lives of others through her work with local charities and with her Church.