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Love Rowing Webinar

Love Rowing hosted a webinar in partnership with Irwin Mitchell with GB Tokyo Olympic Rowers, Josh Bugajski, Ellen Buttrick, Erin Wysocki-Jones and Imogen Grant.
10 Nov 2021
Written by Lauren Irwin
General News

Irwin Mitchell is the Official Legal Partner to British Rowing, supporting the organisation’s legal work and its commitment to becoming more diverse.

Irwin Mitchell have a commitment to disability sport including adaptive row which is one of Love Rowing’s focus areas. They work with people who have suffered life changing injuries and therefore recognise the many benefits that physical activity and sport can have. It was a pleasure to work together to host a webinar session promoting the sport with Olympians and Paralympians. More information on Irwin Mitchell can be found through this link

You can watch the webinar here and read a few of our highlights below as a taster!

Josh:

“Suddenly we were facing our demons very much on the stage where it actually mattered” 

“I often whistle Christmas songs as we are getting onto the start pontoon, it is me kinda showing to myself that I am in control of the situation”

“I got into rowing by accident. I went to a state school and it wasn’t open to me there.”

Erin:

“11 years unbeaten. Being a part of that legacy is really special because it demonstrates what goes into making a successful boat” 

Ellen:

“I was inspired by London 2012 and wanted to be a Paralympic athlete because of how passionate the community was in London, making the most of opportunities and not focusing on the negatives”

“The community has brought me a lot and I want other people to have that opportunity because the most incredible rowers might not have ever seen a rowing boat just because they have not had the opportunity before”

“I like to always think that I am the most prepared boat that's out there and think about all the training we have done and think nobody else can be as prepared as we are right now. So we're going to have to win this race because how can anybody else?”

Imogen: 

“Head down, executed our race plan and see where we ended up”

“I always try and smile when they do the roll call and call out Great Britain because it's always a privilege. I was telling myself this is exactly where I wanted to be” 

“I had no idea where we had come crossing the finish line” 
 

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