Thursday, March 28, 2013

Helen, Polly and Robin after the race . . .

Some good news that made me feel better.
Watched Helen Glover (2012 Olympic Gold medallist) and my grand-daughter Polly Swann, win the coxless pair race at the World Cup in Australia a few days ago.  Polly has learned a lot from Helen who has been an inspiration to her.  They were coached by the fabulous Robin Williams. Helen's previous partner was Heather Stanning who returned to duty in Afghanistan - taking a year off from rowing.
It was a tremendously exciting race and thrilling to see Helen and Polly win.
A first gold medal for Polly at World Cup level.
The W2- race can be seen on the 'World Rowing Live' website. A real treat. Do have a look.

Rowing at this level has been Polly's dream and here is a picture of Polly and Jen - medical students at Edinburgh University - winning Gold medals for Scotland at the European Championships in 2009  coached by the great George Warnock.

1 comment:

Maggi said...

What a proud moment for you and what an achievement for Polly