3 rowers who became famous

Three Rowers Who Became Famous

Rowing is not a very popular sport and many people have only a vague idea about it. Fans of rowing are small in number, but all of them share a great passion for this sport.

They all know how hard the rowers train and how much effort they put in it to excel. They all know how exciting the rowing contest is and how good a spectacle it provides. This is the reason they all travel and sacrifice their time to experience this sport, often with Coral sign up offers for 2020 to double the fun and excitement.

1- Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was a completely different person before he became the President of the United States. It is said that he suffered from asthma as a child, and so he engaged in a lot of physical activity from a very early age on his father’s advice.

That’s how he got involved in rowing and it remained an important part of his life later also.

He was home-schooled and had a vast range of interests, which included boxing and weightlifting etc. He even fought in Cuba during the Spanish-American War and later returned home as a war hero.

He became President of the US in 1901 after William McKinley was assassinated. He also won the most prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1906.

2- Stephan Hawing

It might surprise you to know that one of the most famous physicists and authors Stephan Hawking was once a coxswain at Oxford University. It is said that Hawking found it hard to make friends when he first joined the British University.

Therefore, he joined the University College Boat Club in an attempt “to be one of the boys.” However, he gained some notoriety for his daredevil antics, for he often steered his crew on risky courses that caused damaged boats.

3- Helen Keller

Helen Keller was a huge inspiration for deaf and blind people around the world. She became the first deaf-blind person in history who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.

She did not let her disability get in the way of accomplishing many great things and proved that even deaf-blind people can perform impossible feats.

One of Helen Keller’s favorite activities was rowing, which she learned while in Massachusetts. She even mentioned her love for rowing in her autobiography ‘The Story of My Life’.

2 thoughts on “3 rowers who became famous

  1. Wouter Verster says:

    You forget quite some:

    Hugh Laurie, actor (UK)
    James Cracknell, sports celebrity / presenter (UK)
    Wubbo Ockels, astronaut, environmental campaigner (NL)
    Ruud Lubbers, prime minister (NL)
    Willem Alexander, King of the Netherlands (NL)
    and many others.

    It might be an idea to cover every time three well known persons with a rowing background.
    Kind regards,
    Wouter

    • Tom Wall says:

      Dear Wouter, you are right. There are many famous persons in our rowing community. We will investigate your suggestion and post about it . Thanks for your information

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