Video(s) Of The Week: Dutch Junior Women's and Men's Eights Training for Worlds in Rio

The junior women's eight from the Netherlands training on Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (Photo courtesy Erik Mus)

The World Rowing Junior Championships are set to kick off this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and despite the less-than-ideal water conditions (a situation that is a developing concern for the upcoming Olympic Games as well—of that, more later), the world's best high school rowers are keeping a sunny disposition and gearing up for a week full of racing.

The below video comes to us from the Bosbaan, where the Dutch junior women's eight spent much of their training time at home, and shows the crew doing a step rate piece down the course in near-perfect conditions.

There's nothing fancy about the video, but what it does offer is a very nice example of direct but patient catches, and good acceleration. And, these characteristics are echoed in the video below, from a training session with the Dutch junior men's eight.

You can find all the information about the upcoming World Rowing Junior Championships via the official website of FISA, and you can follow the Dutch women's and men's junior eights on Facebook to stay up to date on their experiences of Rio.

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