Monday, February 25, 2013
Video Of The Week: GB Squad Takes on Australian Youth Olympic Festival
This week's video comes to us from the British perspective of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, and (as usual) includes a healthy dose of off-the-water banter in addition to training on the Nepean River. The GB squad had a fantastic regatta Down Under, with several athletes taking home medals across multiple events—young standouts Jack Beaumont and Luke Moon returned with three medals each, as did lightweights Jamie Copus and Ben Board. On the women's side, Anastasia Chitty and Nicole Lamb accomplished the same feat at the event. Alongside the training footage, this video also takes us through Sydney Harbor, with views of the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Sydney is gearing up to host the Sydney International Rowing Regatta, which will include the first World Rowing Cup (March 22-24), as well as the King's Cup and Queen's Cup & Aussie national championships. The U.S. team roster was released last week, and includes many 2012 Olympians, with Grant & Ross James, Susan Francia, Steve Kasprzyk, David Banks, Esther Lofgren, Caroline Lind, and others, though few have created the anticipation in the international rowing community that Megan Kalmoe has over the past several days (here's GB rowers Nathaniel Reilly O'Donnell & Mo Sbihi's take on 'Welcome Back Kalmoe').
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