The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by John Dav » Sun, 14 Dec 2003 23:38:12


I would venture that rowing's high point of the year was the overall
Canadian performance at World's and the low was the trial run at the
Olympic course.  What are yours? - JD
 
 
 

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by Norbe » Wed, 17 Dec 2003 21:45:48

I second the suggestion in general with the coxless pair, the single
and the coxless four as my personal favourites of the races in Milan.

 
 
 

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by Pete Willia » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 18:23:37

Perhaps the epic Oxford Cambridge boat boat race should rank up there?

 
 
 

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Post by Carl Dougla » Thu, 18 Dec 2003 22:17:58



Quote:
>Perhaps the epic Oxford Cambridge boat boat race should rank up there?

And perhaps the unusual steering of the harbourmaster's launch 2 days
earlier should join it?
--
Carl Douglas
 
 
 

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by Rachel Quarrel » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 10:22:36

Quote:

> I second the suggestion in general with the coxless pair, the single
> and the coxless four as my personal favourites of the races in Milan.

<sly grin>

Any chance you could be more specific, Norbert?  Given that there were
four 2- finals to choose from, five 1x (yes, count them) and three 4-.....

Devious egalitarian hints and prestige-rich heavyweight men's racing
aside, I did think the men's lightweight single final was a particularly
exhilarating race, for Brits at least, and I obviously enjoyed every
second of the hwt women's coxless pairs.

</sly grin>

RQ.

 
 
 

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by Norbe » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 17:39:23

Quote:


> Any chance you could be more specific, Norbert?  Given that there were
> four 2- finals to choose from, five 1x (yes, count them) and three 4-.....

Sorry Rachel - I was thinking of the mens heavyweight races. But I
have to admit womens pair and lightweight mens single were great races
as well - even watching them with German eyes.

Actually, most of the A-finals were great races and it is hard to
choose your favorite. I also liked the lightweight mens double and I
think it will be a very tight race in next years olympics.

Norbert

 
 
 

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Post by Caroline Turnbu » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 17:44:10

Quote:


> > I second the suggestion in general with the coxless pair, the single
> > and the coxless four as my personal favourites of the races in Milan.

> <sly grin>

> Any chance you could be more specific, Norbert?  Given that there were
> four 2- finals to choose from, five 1x (yes, count them) and three 4-.....

> Devious egalitarian hints and prestige-rich heavyweight men's racing
> aside, I did think the men's lightweight single final was a particularly
> exhilarating race, for Brits at least, and I obviously enjoyed every
> second of the hwt women's coxless pairs.

> </sly grin>

> RQ.

My personal high point was the FISA Tour on the Thames in September.
It wasn't a race, it got very little publicity, but 95 people from
around the world had a jolly good time rowing together and made lots
of new friends.

Caroline

 
 
 

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by Roge » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 17:49:41

Highlight - Gold in the Mens 4+ Adaptive event at the Worlds. First ever.

Low point - Gotta be the fiasco of buoyency still going on.

 
 
 

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by Katy Camer » Fri, 19 Dec 2003 17:57:46

Quote:


> > I second the suggestion in general with the coxless pair, the single
> > and the coxless four as my personal favourites of the races in Milan.

> <sly grin>

> Any chance you could be more specific, Norbert?  Given that there were
> four 2- finals to choose from, five 1x (yes, count them) and three 4-.....

> Devious egalitarian hints and prestige-rich heavyweight men's racing
> aside, I did think the men's lightweight single final was a particularly
> exhilarating race, for Brits at least, and I obviously enjoyed every
> second of the hwt women's coxless pairs.

> </sly grin>

> RQ.

Funnily enough that last one was rather popular in our neck of the
woods too, with SARA's Rowing Action getting a rather nice article
from Katherine Grainger about it.

Also I think the e-mail address kind of gives it away that you were
crowing about these things...

KT

 
 
 

The Year in Review: High Points ands Low Points

Post by Tristán Whit » Thu, 25 Dec 2003 00:27:55



Quote:
>I would venture that rowing's high point of the year was the overall
>Canadian performance at World's and the low was the trial run at the
>Olympic course.  What are yours? - JD

High point for me has to be the British government agreeing to back a
London bid for the Olympics.

Of course, it may still end up going to Madrid, New York, Paris or one
of the other favourites. But at least we're in the running, so there's
a higher chance of us hosting a Games since 1948 than there would be
otherwise.

It's unbelievable to think that a country such as the UK, with such a
great sporting tradition, particularly in rowing of course, has not
had the Olympics since 1948. Our time is well due and I hope so much
that we get it.

I am sure our friends across the pond will be backing a New York bid
but I am equally sure that you will agree that your country has had
its fair share of Olympic Games since WW2 !

 
 
 

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Post by George Kirschba » Mon, 29 Dec 2003 05:29:37

Quote:

> I am sure our friends across the pond will be backing a New York bid
> but I am equally sure that you will agree that your country has had
> its fair share of Olympic Games since WW2 !

Well I for one feel that a NYC bid is silly. Sorry friends in NYC. The
fact is the city is not suitable to an event of this nature due, IMHO,
because of congestion, high cost of living, lack of close olympic
level rowing facility etc. As a resident of the DC area we had similar
issues. We had a better chance to make things work and were rejected
none-the-less.

Really I think that very few countries and cities can support the
massive size and logistics of the Games.

But, back to the original thread:

High- Canada's great performance and the good natured rivalry between
the US and Canadian squads. Especially at the HOCR. . . made for great
racing.

Low- Shinias and the few mentions of doping in our sport. Boo!