Sara has returned to the World Championships 25 years after she was a ‘spare’ for the USA team in 1985 and 1986. She coaches at UC Berkeley, California as Assistant Coach with a focus on the womens team. She and Iva Obradovic have been together for a year and a half since she came to study at U Cal.
We asked Sara, “What’s changed at the Worlds since you were last here?”
It’s a bigger deal now copared to then. The athletes are treated as world class athletes.
We also notice that everyone is fast.
How is the regatta going for you?
Today was a really good outcome – we made the A final. This is the first time that she’s made an a final and we’re really pleased.
Basically she went out there and executed the race plan really well.
[Iva came second behind Sweden’s Frida Svensson in the womens sculls semi final to qualify for the A final.]