Category Archives: Olympics

Gender imbalance in rowing

Some weeks ago we have reported about the change of the Olympic rowing schedule and a FISA decision in 2017. The lightweight men’s four was removed from the Olympic programme in favour of the women’s four, which last appeared at the Games in Barcelona. Canada won gold; Great Britain finished eighth. This is the first […]

Ireland – Championships Cancelled

The Irish Rowing Championships and Coastal Championships, both events got cancelled due to public health restrictions. The races were due to take place later this August. As we heard from Rowing Ireland and RTE, Rowing Ireland, the Irish Rowing Federation had hoped that the number of people allowed at indoor and outdoor gatherings would be increased […]

Red Beetroot as performance booster?

Rowers and Athletes and off course their coaches and medical advisers have experimented with a broad range of aids in pursuit of performance edge. One of the legal substances which has been backed by solid data: the juice of beets, for the nitrates they contain. We have come across this wonderful article lately and want […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 5)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is the 5th and final part of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 4)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 4 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

Racing Hope – FISA World Rowing shares updated racing calender

FISA, World Rowing Association has recently announced the 2020/21 European racing calender! You can take a look at the calendar by clicking here! Changes to the 2020 international rowing regatta season has seen the majority of the season cancelled. But a ray of rowing racing hope remains with the European Rowing Board confirming the European […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 1)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 1 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

April 11th: Rowers day in Argentina

National Rowers day in Argentina. Here is some rowing history: Every April 11 is a special date for rowers in Argentina. They celebrate the International Day of the Rower,  the Argentinian sports and rowing legend Alberto Demiddi from Buenos Aires. April 11, the birthday of the great Alberto Demiddi, is established as the National Day […]

The 2020 World Rowing regatta season

Matt Smith, FISA Executive Director released this statement on 9 April 2020. Interesting for all athletes wanting to plan their regatta season 2020 (Photo Credit: World rowing) The 2020 World Rowing regatta season – the continued consequences of COVID-19 global pandemic Following the rapid expansion of the COVID-19 global pandemic during the past two weeks […]

Jeannine Gmelin – Change to the Extreme

The 2019 MIRABAUD Baselhead has two entries where we find the Creme de la Creme of European rowers. 16  athletes, 8 women and 8 men are rowing in a composite team called EuropeanEight – single scullers are changing the oars and go rowing. Jeannine Gmelin, Crew captain of the women’s eight told the organizers what […]