Here’s your weekly opportunity to enjoy tales from others who also love rowing. This weekly round-up is for a short list of interesting, in-depth articles for you to read over the weekend.
This week in the rowing online news several stories caught our eye
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- Many athletes are disappointed when not selected for the Olympic regatta but few hit the headlines like Pippa Savage – seen here with Marty Aitken (Former GB Womens / Lightweights head coach) in attendance!
Some rifts are solved. Some, like Pippa Savage’s volcanic exchange in Lucerne which this week saw her sacked from the Olympic team, are deemed irreparable.
- Ever wondered what clothing an Olympic athlete receives to wear during the games? the British team goodie bag includes ‘branded underpants’ and an engraved iPod Nano “loaded with chants and cheering from fans to reinforce the message to athletes that Britain is backing them.”
- Zimbabwe has qualified a W1x for the Olympics – her Canadian coach, Rachel Davis, tells her story
- Melbourne Girls Grammar School is looking for a 1st Eight coach.
- Jason Read injured out of US selection trials after winning 2- heat by 8 seconds.
“Tomorrow is not owed to us — mortality can become reality in a nanosecond,” he said. “I’ve had great rowing experiences, a lot of ups and downs, and this injury is unfortunate. But it’s not as though I’m owed good health. Life doesn’t work that way.
“So you have to brush yourself off — get back up, as Abby Wambach did. There’s no time to feel sorry for yourself — that was Wednesday, for about 20 minutes. Now it’s about how can I get better. That’s what a champion does.”