11 Dec From the section Cycling Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/46523470 Read more about sharing. Retirement from top-level sport is supposed to signal the end of injuries and the start of a relaxing lifestyle. For London 2012 gold medallist Dani Rowe, however, retirement means walking with the aid of crutches and a surgical boot. "Turns out cyclists can't run," tweeted Rowe, who only announced her retirement from cycling a week ago after 14 years in the sport. The 28-year-old said a bit of gentle exercise ended in a visit to the doctor. "Not exactly the best start to my retirement from professional cycling but at least I now know a career in professional running is not my future!"Stress fracture of my calcaneus (heel bone) so the next six weeks will be spent in this glorious boot!" The Briton, who … [Read more...] about Dani Rowe: Olympic cyclist fractures foot a week after retiring
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5 Dec From the section Cycling Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/46451911 Read more about sharing. London 2012 gold medallist Dani Rowe has announced her retirement from cycling.The Briton, 28, won team pursuit gold at London 2012 and three consecutive World Championship titles in the event between 2011 and 2013.More recently a road racer, Rowe - formerly King - won bronze at April's Commonwealth Games."Today marks both the end of one chapter in my career, and the start of a new one," she said."After 14 years of dedicating my life to a bike I've decided to go out on a high after the satisfaction of achieving everything and more in the sport that I ever set out to."Rowe - who is also a two-time European team pursuit champion - won her Olympic gold alongside Laura Kenny and Joanna Rowsell … [Read more...] about Dani Rowe: Olympic team pursuit gold medallist retires from cycling
HELEN Glover is a British rowing legend who has continued the nation's rich lineage of Olympic success in the sport. Along with her partner Heather Stanning, the 31-year-old has dominated the coxless pairs in the previous two games. Here's what you need to know about her... Who is Helen Glover? Helen Glover was born in Truro, Cornwall, on June 17, 1986. Her mother was a physiotherapist and her father a retired teacher turned ice cream vendor. She comes from a sporting family, with her dad being a rugby player who once played for Cornwall against the All Blacks. Glover herself excelled in most sports as a teenager, playing hockey and tennis for Cornwall and running in international middle distance competitions. When she was on the verge of graduating from a PGCE at UWIC in Cardiff, she applied to the Sporting Giants scheme. There she was placed on GB Rowing Team's "Start" programme under coach Paul Stannard at Minerva Bath Rowing Club in Bath. The 5 foot 10 rower later … [Read more...] about Who is Helen Glover, when did she marry Steve Backshall and how many Olympic rowing gold medals has the Team GB star won?
Cornwall 9 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-43705409 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Double Olympic champion Helen Glover has announced she has lost one of the twins she was expecting.The Team GB rower announced on Twitter that she and her husband, TV wildlife expert Steve Backshall, had received "the … [Read more...] about Olympic rower Glover loses unborn twin
OLYMPIC rowing champion Tom Ransley visted the learning centre at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley. The former Cambridge Blue was in the Team GB men’s eight that won gold in Rio in 2016 and bronze at London 2012. He delighted children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Maidenhead with tales of his training regime, calorie intake and even encounters with a kangaroo! Helen Cook, head of learning at the museum, said: “We were thrilled that Tom was able to spare the time from his gruelling training regime to join us and inspire our school group with exciting stories of training, competing and winning.” … [Read more...] about Olympic champion thrills children with museum visit