A lovely old piece of video showing Briton, Mike Spraklen, talking about his first Canadian eight who won gold in Barcelona 1992.
Spraklen Quick quotes:
There’s a very fine line the coach has to tread friendly enought to be a friend but distant enough to be a leader.
The Coaches’ contribution to a medal is about 10%. It’s the man who does the work it’s the man who produces the goods, it’s the man who wins the medal. And I honour and respect that situation.The athletes’ approach, the athletes’ respect, the way they conduct themselves is really 100% and it’s one of the most remarkable experiences I’ve had in coaching crews.