This week's (slightly delayed) video comes to us from The Guardian (UK), with all the drama and action from the men's coxless four final at Eton Dorney, Lego style. Yes, rowing in the United Kingdom is enough of a mainstream sport that it inspires Lego-based reenactments, especially for their flagship crew. From start to finish, this is startlingly accurate, from the hairstyles, to the uniforms, to the eyewear–the one thing I'm not quite sure about is why Andy Triggs Hodge appears to have a pencil mustache. Outside of that, however, it's right on.
|No mustaches detected.|
Something that Kevin Light mentioned in conversation, and which no one seems to be talking about, is that the Australian bow pair were (Will Lockwood and James Chapman) in the coxed pair last year in Bled–quite a transition from the slowest boat class to one of the fastest, and a testament to their tremendous skills as athletes. Congrats to the GB crew, who overcame all the pressure, all the banter, and all the challenges to defend their Olympic title in one of the most exciting races of the regatta. It's a bittersweet ending for the legendary Drew Ginn, who was ever so close to his fourth Olympic gold–but who knows, maybe he'll change his mind again and have another crack at Rio!