After the months of training, learning how to row, it was time.
Though I’ve only trained in the 8+, Milan originally had me scheduled to race the Junior Women’s 4-, too. I would have liked to race the 4-, but didn’t end up getting the chance to because of some rule that said juniors couldn’t do two races in the span of an hour.
The Junior Women’s 8+, though… 1st place!
I was completely wired throughout the race. The nerves I had before we started just completely drifted away once the race began. I could see out competitors out of the corner of my eye and this drive just kicked in. I wanted to win. I was determined to win.
The next race will be back home in Calgary. Let’s hope for another medal!