Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Rowing Video Of The Week: Inside the Australian Men's Four

The Aussie men's four on the water (Screen capture)

This week's featured rowing video comes to us from Down Under, where the very quick Australian men's four is putting in the miles for Rio.

The lineup features two athletes from the 2012 Olympic silver medal crew in Josh Dunkley-Smith (call him JDS if you want to feel like a rowing journalist) and Will Lockwood, as well as Josh Booth (Aussie men's eight, 2012), and Alexander Hill.



The video offers a great look inside the training that these athletes are doing, their personal backgrounds in the sport, and their hopes for the upcoming Olympic Games. It also hints at just what a physiological phenomenon JDS is—among the elite VO2-max athletes ever recorded in rowing, with the ergs to back it up.

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The Rio Olympics are now just under 90 days away, and despite all the difficulties surrounding the Games, particularly to do with the water quality at the rowing and sailing venues, the show must go on. Much more on Rio, of course, as the Games approach!

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-RR

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