RowingChat is really delighted to be interviewing Julien Bahain international representative for both France and Canada [separately] and now finding life after rowing and working on the FISA Athletes Commission.
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Timestamps to the show
1:00 Introduction and background in rowing
2:00 Falling in Love with Rowing
05:00 Comparing rowing with horse riding
08:00 The double scull is a complex boat comparing it to the quad
15:00 The only race we didn’t perform well in 2012 was the Olympic regatta
17:00 If you only live for rowing it’s a trap.
21:00 Retirement was brutal. Who am I now?
35:00 Comparing the French [dispersed] and the Canadian [centralised] rowing systems.
40:00 Our Rio performance was stolen. I’ve never been so fit before.
43:00 My favourite boat manufacturer
47:00 Doping in sport. Rowing has values as well as results. I’m an advocate for jail and life bans.
54:00 The FISA Athletes Commission and the Lane Selection programme change we are lobbying for now.
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