Saturday, 23 September 2017

Olympic medallist visits school

OLYMPIC medallist Mark Hunter visited The Oratory School in Woodcote to share his experiences in rowing.

OLYMPIC medallist Mark Hunter visited The Oratory School in Woodcote to share his experiences in rowing.

More than 100 pupils and staff listened as he spoke of the disappointing experience he had at Athens 2004 and the hard work that led to winning gold in Beijing four years later.

The Leander Club rower also spoke about the atmosphere produced at the London Olympics, where he won silver in the lightweight double sculls, and said competing at a home games had been a “dream”.

A question and answer session was also held, in which he talked about his diet and top scores achieved on a rowing machine, before having photos taken with the pupils.

An Oratory spokeswoman said: “With The Oratory School Boat Club on a mission of its own to make positive changes and move forwards, the boys took a great deal of enthusiasm from Mark and are looking forward to the season ahead.”



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Caption: Olympic medallist Mark Hunter, third left, pictured with Oratory School pupils Angus Lennon, Zac Campbell, Ni Olopade, Tom Fitzgerald and Freddie Woodward after his rowing talk

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