And it turns out that Helen Glover has only actually been rowing for 4 years. The story told is that she was watching the rowing during the Beijing Olympics, thought, ‘I could do that’, and four years later she wins gold.
Talk about ‘Inspiring a Generation’.
So, what do you reckon I could pick up now so that I can win a medal or two in Rio?
Admittedly, I’m not the most natural sportswoman out there, but it could be worth a go, eh? Gymnastics looks fun, but since I can’t even do a forward roll, perhaps it’s not a natural fit for me; eventing looks fun too, but horses seem to be pretty pricey; rowing also is appealing, but I understand one has to get up pretty early to train, so maybe not.
I shall have to ponder this a little more I think. How about you, any plans for Olympic domination in 2016?
In summary: sporting dreams.