Saturday, 21 October 2017

Reed eyes fourth Olympic medal

LEANDER’S Pete Reed announced his rowing comeback this week as he aims to win a fourth Olympic medal in Tokyo in 2020.

Reed, 35, returned to his job in the Navy following last summer’s Rio Olympics, where he won gold in the men’s eight. Reed, who also won Olympic gold in Beijing and London in the men’s four, now plans to compete in Tokyo when he will be 39.

Speaking this week he said: “I felt I had more to give, more to do. It feels natural. I’m really pushing the ages of what rowers are capable of.

“I’ve seen great stuff before — Dame Katherine Grainger, Greg Searle and people like Sir Steve Redgrave, who was 38 when he won gold in Sydney, so it’s definitely possible. The most important thing is that I’m hungry to train, I want to be here.”

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