2XU Excels at Rowing World Champs

2XU Excels at Rowing World Champs

2XU is thrilled with the winning performances of 2XU Ambassadors Australia’s Kim Crow and New Zealand’s Peter Taylor at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, South Korea over the weekend.

Olympian Kim Crow, dominated the women’s single scull final in a speedy 7 minutes 31.34 seconds and claimed the World Champion title, becoming the first Aussie since 1985 to win Gold in a single scull (non-Olympic class lightweight) race.

Kim expressed her excitement on making rowing history:

“This is a very exciting feeling being a World Champion. This is a first World Championship gold medal for me. This was a long week, with so much time to get nervous and anxious. The race plan today was for the first 500, just to be in my own boat, so the first time I looked up at 750m I was surprised to see that I was ahead. From that moment on, I just kept going stroke after stroke to the finish line.”

Peter Taylor and the NZ team also had a rowing victory, winning silver in the men’s lightweight four, after coming just short of Denmark.

Taylor shared his recap of their second place:

“Yesterday’s race… how to describe it... our thought process going into the race was rhythm, patience, flow and we executed that. We didn’t quite get the start that we envisioned of but fought our way back into the race for the Gold medal. We all committed big time to the 3rd 500m which saw us draw up with the Danes, however in doing so we emptied our tanks and couldn’t get into that extra gear to cross the line first.

After crossing the finish line in utter exhaustion and our muscles on fire, lungs can’t get enough air in, vision blurred - we get to make way to the podium. So we stand tall, silver medal hanging around our necks, wearing the silver fern on our chest and our arms embraced around each other, as we watch our New Zealand flag rise up.

Am I happy? Indeed I am. Yesterday, 4 guys from New Zealand showed up on the international stage and delivered a performance that no other New Zealand Lightweight Four crew has ever done before. To come to Korea with Gold in our sights showed how far we had come and how quickly things can change.

So now, 4 weeks break for the body and mind to refresh. Then we get stuck into year 2 of the Olympic cycle. Actually, as I type, I get a feeling of wanting to get out there and get faster.

Regards

Peter

Congrats to our rowing superstars Kim and Peter! Hope you are both recovering in your 2XU Compression.

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