Athletes were racing for more than just a medal at the 2015 World Rowing Championships. On the waters of Lake Aiguebelette, France, they were racing to qualify their boat for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Rowing hard hurts. There is no way around it. If you want to go fast and get faster, you have to push through pain. In fact, the fitter you become, the more pain you can handle. But what causes this pain is not as certain as it once was thought.
Can you identify talent? Does talent even exist?
These were questions posed at the beginning of Dr. Joerg Schorer’s presentation on talent identification at the 2014 World Rowing Coaches Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
World Rowing takes an in-depth look at thrills, the ups and downs and the final results of the 2014 season. As Olympic Qualification and the 2015 season grow nearer and nearer .. do you know your boatclasses?