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SA's Olympic rowers take the rough with the smooth

07 March 2021 - 00:00 By david isaacson

Everything about the SA squad's Olympic preparations should spell out SHAMBLES in capital letters, yet the rowers are bubbling with confidence.

You name it, they've endured it - injuries because of increased time on rowing machines during lockdown (they're less forgiving on the body than boats); uncertainty about international races ahead of the Tokyo Games; and persistent water hyacinth at their Roodeplaat Dam training base...

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