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The biggest sporting event in the world, with the best recovery tool in tow.
Rowing is no small task, let alone at the Olympic level. The boats are long and heavy, the training rough, the mornings early. In races, athletes will power through two kilometres of open water, racing against both other boats and their own exhaustion. It’s one of the hardest sports in the world, and takes a high level of cardio and the fortitude of a steel beam.
At the Tokyo Olympics, New Zealand showed why their rowing program is the best in the world, bringing home three golds and two silvers.
Dr Stuart Armstrong has been the medical director of Rowing New Zealand for the past five years, travelling with the team along multiple international tournaments, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He says that New Zealanders are built for rowing.
“It's a sport that seems to suit New Zealand's psyche very well. Our athletes and people in New Zealand don't mind getting up at five in the morning, going down to the lake and training hard. And you do have to train hard to be a good rowing athlete.”