5 November 2016
Göran R Buckhorn writes:
The latest of British Rowing’s Rowing & Regatta arrived in my mail box yesterday, the October/November issue. Living across the pond, I have to wait a little extra for this magazine, but it’s always worth waiting for, this is one of the best printed rowing magazines in the world that always has a variety of interesting articles – though lately, it has not had any ‘rowing history’ articles. Of course, it can be claimed that any news article about rowing today will be rowing history tomorrow.
What especially caught my eye in this issue was the magazine’s cover of the Paralympic Games in Rio in September, a good article written by Alan Oldham. As you all remember, Great Britain came out on top in rowing at the Olympic Games, and the success continued at the Paralympic Games with Britain taking four medals in as many races, three gold and one bronze. This is a great triumph for the GB Rowing Team’s Paralympic Programme.
Tom Aggar, Olympic champion in the AS men’s single sculls in 2008 and four-time world champion in the class, took a bronze in the single sculls in Rio. Rachel Morris in AS women’s single sculls took a gold, as did Lauren Rowles and Laurence Whitely in the TA mixed double sculls. In the LTA mixed coxed fours, Grace Clough, Daniel Brown, Pamela Relph, James Fox and cox Oliver James also became Paralympic champions. Louise Kingsley is the Paralympic Programme Manager and Tom Dyson is the Lead Coach.
British Rowing has made four two-minute videos about the organisation’s Paralympic programme where we meet all these amazing athletes.