- Monday, 04 April 2016 11:38
I don’t usually write about subjects concerning sport in general. As an athlete I hear the news and even though it might affect us, it is often difficult or inappropriate to talk about it. Whether it be the Zika virus, human rights concerns during the Beijing Games, the budget management for Rio, or the way the Olympic Games are awarded, it can be hard to withhold your opinion as an athlete. I am also acutely aware that voicing a controversial opinion can elicit emotional responses from all sides of an issue. The new changes to the Olympic program might be one of those issues.
- Tuesday, 16 February 2016 05:16
Back from California and Sacramento, its State capital where unfortunately the sun showed up on rare occasions. The positive side of the rain is that California desperately needs it. Four years of drought were noticeable. But technically speaking, I did not plan such a bad weather so I was quickly running out of warm clothes. Sun tanning will be put off until later.
Nevertheless, we got a lot high quality work done. More than 250km/week in the double and in the quad helped us to be more spontaneous when rowing in crew boats. We were 6 scullers on this camp. It is a smaller group and it definitely helps to have a more consistent line up when rowing in crew boats.