Martin Cross gives his Top 10 rowing highlights from the 2017 season
Martin Cross has published his annual rowing roundup for 2017 in which he lists his top 10 highlights from the international rowing season. Cross won an Olympic M4+ gold together with Steve Redgrave, Richard Budgett, Andy Holmes and Adrian Ellison in Los Angeles in 1984. He is also a commentator at Henley Royal Regatta, Rowing World Cup and World Championship events. You can find his blog, The Blogging Oarsman here.
Tom Barras in the final of the M1x at the World Rowing Championships, Sarasota (WRChamps) with the promise of more to come in 2018.
The M2+ final at WRChamps – the Hungarians, Adrian Juhasz & Bela Simon (coxed by Andrea Kollath), row through Australia in the last 250m.
Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll in the final of the LM2- at WRChamps, never dropping below a stroke rate of 40/min – watch here
The M8+ Final at World Cup III in Lucerne where the Australians, adding their M4- crew into their M8+ pushed Germany all the way to the German stroke man, Hannes Ocik who kept a very cool head under pressure. Watch the Lucerne race here and enjoy the World Rowing Championships showdown below.
Robbie Manson taking the M1x World Record at World Cup II in Poznan, a race in which he rowed at 38 strokes per minute, beating Mahe Drysdale’s record of 6:33:0 by 3 seconds in 6:30:4 and in not-so-fast conditions – watch here.
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