The London Sporting Club had the enormous pleasure of hosting a very special lunch yesterday with three sporting Dames as the star guests. Dames Katherine Grainger, Laura Davies and Kelly Holmes came to Mayfair to talk about their different and also at times similar stories as they all made it to the very top of their sports. Katherine kicked off proceedings with her story of winning three successive Olympic rowing silver medals before cracking gold at London 2012, and then following that up with another silver in Rio last summer; Laura followed by telling us how she won 84 professional golf titles including four majors; and then Kelly finished the lunch off with how she won ten major championship medals on the track in the 800 and 1500 metres before finally realising her dreams with two Olympic gold medals inside a week in Athens 2004. Also in the audience were Olympic 400m champ Christine Ohuruogu, Olympic silver rowing medallist and world champion Cath Bishop;and supermodel and Bollywood star Elena Fernandes.
Dame Laura Davies in full flow
Dame Kelly Holmes on revealing form
Dame Katherine Grainger is in the house
Three legendary sports women: Dame Laura, Dame Kelly and Dame Katherine
Christine Ohuruogu shares a joke
Chairman Ian Stafford hosting the lunch
Super model and Bollywood actress Elena Fernandes (left) in conversation with Best Beginnings CEO Alison Baum OBE