What News? What’s new online in Rowing


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:

  • A classic typo from the Daily Mail writing about UK Paralympic rower,  Tom Aggar “paralysed from the waste down”.  I can think of a few athletes who also suffer waste…but it’s normally associated with excessive imbibing of poor quality plonk.
  • Two great letters in the Independent about rowing facilities at Eton Dorney and the British Honours system giving out gongs to medal winning athletes [scroll down] Olympic Gold is Honour Enough and Eton rowing lake for all
  • Jenn Gibbons rowed 1500 miles around Lake Michigan and got assaulted during the ride raising $113,000 for rowing boats for breast cancer survivors.
  • And help needed to attribute a commemorative coin from 1972 Munich Olympics – the owner wants to know if it was minted by the hosts or Canada
  • John Hill, Oxford Rowing coach pledges to help anyone interested in learning to row as part of Olympic Legacy – get in touch, could be some free coaching!

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