Swann, 33, missed out on a Tokyo Olympics medal in women's pairs on Thursday
Speaking to BBC Olympics afterwards, Swann revealed that she'll be going back to work as a junior doctor next Wednesday, days flying back to the UK
During first Covid lockdown, Swann worked on the frontline while juggling her Olympic rowing preparation
She partnered with Helen Glover, 35, who had hoped to add another gold medal to the two she won in 2012 and 2016
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Less than a week from now Team GB rower Polly Swann will be back in her role as an NHS junior doctor, despite competing in an Olympic final today.
The medic, who won silver in Rio in 2016 as part of the women's eight, narrowly missed out on a podium spot this time around with 'comeback mum' partner Helen Glover in the women's pairs.
Speaking to Dan Walker and Samantha Quek on BBC Olympics this morning, Swann confirmed that she'd be resuming her medical training in just a few days' time.
The University of Edinburgh graduate was among the junior doctors who answered the call for frontline workers during the height of last year's pandemic.
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Almost: Swann, 33, (pictured front) missed out on a Tokyo Olympics medal in the women's rowing pair with partner Helen Glover on Thursday - she'll now be straight back to Scotland ahead of her medical training resuming next Wednesday
Speaking to BBC Olympics afterwards, Swann revealed that she'll be going back to work as a junior doctor next Wednesday
Swann was working at St John's Hospital, Livingston, during the pandemic fightback last year and believes the duo's story is unique in the rowing world.
Unlike her partner, Glover, who has ruled out a return to the water at Olympic level Swann, who has been both a World and European Champion during her GB Rowing Team said she will continue to go for a medal.
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