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Rowing pair capsize When we put this picture on our Facebook page it got a load of reactions, … read more

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When we put this picture on our Facebook page it got a load of reactions, including a note from the athletes in the boat.

Vineta moaned

I wonder if this photo will keep popping up on Facebook for all my life?

And so this prompted us to ask thp what their side of the story was.  The girls have both rowed for Latvia in a pair for the Junior and U23 World Rowing Championships in the past (the photo was not from these regattas).

Vineta Moca and Anete Risa told us the “real story” behind the image.

It was right after the medal cerpony (we won gold by the way).  I tried to push us off the dock with my oar but it slipped under the dock.  The water wasn’t very deep and my oar rested on the bottom of the lake.  Somehow Anete Risa and me managed to get back onto the dock without flipping the boat!  But the shell was filled with water!

And yes, if you look closely you can see they are indeed wearing medals!

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Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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