Monday, September 17, 2012

Video Of The Week: Rowing New Zealand Trains for London 2012



The above training video (which includes a solid, bass-heavy dubstep soundtrack sure to be popular with the UW Huskies), we get a slow-motion glimpse of a number of Olympic medalists training on the water, via stern-mounted GoPro cameras. Among those featured are Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan of the men's double, and Rebecca Scown and Juliette Haigh of the women's pair. Like the video of the Australian women's eight that we posted on Friday, this gives athletes and coaches alike a good reference point for technique as the 2012-2013 season begins.

To view the epic final of the men's double, which saw the Kiwi men come back from fourth place entering the final 500m to take their third consecutive gold at the world level (and, perhaps even more importantly, earned them our coveted RoRy for Race of the Year at the Elite Level), check out the video below:

http://youtu.be/KC_OcudRnKc

(Check out the above links, and you'll find that's four videos in one VOTW post!) Want to suggest the next 'Video Of The Week?' Shoot us an email at rowingrelated [at] gmail [dot] com, send us your suggestion via Twitter (twitter.com/rowingrelated), or get in touch via our Facebook page.

-RR

2 comments:

  1. Music is from a South African band, Freshlyground, called 'I'd like'.
    So cool to have this music being played by this rowing video from New Zealand! Its a small world.

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  2. Small world indeed! Thanks Ursula!

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