Rowena’s Rotterdam Campaign – Repost

Chris has been sending updates of Rowena’s progress at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Rotterdam. We wish the Aussies and especially Rowena every success in the upcoming race!

Chris and Sarah arrive in RotterdamSunday, 21 August 2016

Rowing update! It’s a third in the heats behind Germany and Romania in gusty conditions means it’s through to the repercharge tomorrow. The first two boats from the repercharge go to the A-final. The good news is that they were in the faster heat so should give tomorrow’s rivals (Team GB, France and China) a real run for their money. After the race, Roo said they have rowed better in the past so there’s plenty of scope for improvement. Fingers crossed for a great result tomorrow.


Rowena with proud Mum (Sarah)Monday, 22 August 2016

Rowing up-up-date. Second in the repechage behind France but ahead of team GB and China means Roo is through to the A-final on Thursday. Yeay!!! They started strong and withstood a strong charge from those annoying Brits in the last 500m to secure their place in the Big One. Thursday should be fun – they’re the underdogs, so nothing to lose.

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