Saturday, 31 July 2021

How do you warm up?

Sir Steve Redgrave: “Do quite a lot on the land before actually getting into the boat. There’s so

Sir Steve Redgrave: “Do quite a lot on the land before actually getting into the boat. There’s so much activity on the water — be prepared even before you get out there.”

Zoe De Toledo, GB cox: “Expect it to be awful. You only need five good strokes and then you’re sorted.”

Annie Vernon, Olympic silver medallist: “They’ll be a lot going on — other boats, crowds, stewards shouting at you. Stay focused, stay calm, get there on time.”

Vicky Thornley, Team GB: “When you’re rowing up to the start you might get swamped so it’s a good idea to have a sponge in the boat so you can get some of the excess water out before you start so you are not carrying in extra weight.”

Sir Matthew Pinsent: “It’s going to be all over the place. There will be other boats crossing in front of you so you’ve got to be flexible with where you get stuff done and get to the start line at least two minutes ahead of your race.”





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