Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Tuesday Edition Double-Feature Video Of The Week: Rowing the World
This week's video is the official teaser for the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea, and features the theme song for the event, "Rowing the World," (or at least, we think that's the title). It's always fascinating to take a look at a familiar subject through the lens of a different culture, and that's just what you'll get from this video (in addition to a look at the racecourse and environs, with a bit of rowing thrown into the mix).
Also on the docket for this week is Team USA men's single sculler Stephen Whelpley's short video of the trip from the hotel to the course—it's a beautiful landscape, and gives you a better sense for what it's like to be on the ground in Chungju. The racing is heating up, and our picks and predictions are already being put to the test! So far, the U.S. women's quad of Megan Kalmoe, Kara Kohler, Susan Francia, and Esther Lofgren have given themselves a second chance at the podium via the reps, the British men's eight has looked every bit as good as we thought they might coming into Chungju, and Marcel Hacker (always a bit of a wild card) has shown early on that this may be another year to keep a close eye on him as the quarterfinals and finals approach! Also in action is RR interviewee Andrew Johnson, who took fourth in his race for lanes with the U.S. LTAMix4+ crew.
For complete info, results, live commentary, and a race tracker, please visit the official website of FISA.
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