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Famous Olympic Rowers

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.

The Greatest Rower at the Olympic Games
RankPlayers NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
1Elisabeta Lipă RomaniaF5218
2Georgeta DamianRomaniaF5016
3Steve RedgraveGreat BritainM5016
4Doina IgnatRomaniaF4116
5Kathrin BoronGermanyF4015
6Viorica SusanuRomaniaF4015
7Matthew PinsentGreat BritainM4004
8Jack BeresfordGreat BritainM3205
9Constanţa BurcicăRomaniaF3115
10Elena GeorgescuRomaniaF3115
11Drew GinnAustraliaM3104
12Eskild EbbesenDenmarkM3025
13Kathleen HeddleCanadaF3014
14Marnie McBeanCanadaF3014
15James TomkinsAustraliaM3014
16Agostino AbbagnaleItalyM3003
17Siegfried BrietzkeEast GermanyM3003
18Paul CostelloUSAM3003
19Liliana GafencuRomaniaF3003
20Vyacheslav IvanovSoviet UnionM3003
21Pertti KarppinenFinlandM3003
22John B. Kelly, Sr.USAM3003















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