Rowing Olympic Players: Rowing is a water sport, which helps in the exercise of the muscles of the full body. On lakes, rivers or oceans rowers race with their boats. On pushing the oar blades against the water, the boats move forward. Rowing is a sport, which is often taken as a recreation. To take part in rowing, one has to be fit enough and must know swimming.
Rowing is one of the oldest Olympic sports. The stems or oars are fixed to the boats. The rowing competitions are however different from place to place. The types of race include time trials, bumps racing, endurance races, stake racing, and the side-by-side format. In the Olympics, the side-by-side method is used.
The types of rowing include sweep oar rowing and sculling. In case of sweep oar rowing, each rower uses one oar, which he holds with both the hands. In sculling, each rower has two oars, which he holds with each hand.
Steven Redgrave is one of the most popular rowing champions in the world. Born on the 23rd of March in 1962 in England, Sir Stephen Geoffrey Redgrave has won silver and gold medal in rowing. He is a gold medallist of the Los Angeles Summer Games of 1984 as well as World Rowing Championships in 1987. During his career, he has won several awards.