Only 3 days after Coupe, the most prestigious junior rowing event in the world opened its doors; the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay is soon to be the site of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Regattas, and more recently was the site of the World Rowing Junior Championships 2019.
The year before the Olympic Games, the Olympic rowing venue is opened up to the World Rowing Junior Championships and the international athletes competing in it. 2019 is the time for Tokyo, Japan to make a lasting impression on these young athletes fighting for a podium position from the 7-11 August.
My name is Lea and I row as part of the Solveinian JW2- which will race at the Junior World Championships next week. AllMarkOne asked if I could talk about our training and experiences in the lead up the biggest event of our rowing calendar.