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Athletes confirmed for November #Train4Tokyo Camp

Rowing Australia is excited to be conducting a significant development opportunity for Para-rowing in Australia with the #Train4Tokyo PR3 (formerly Legs, Trunk and Arms) development camp in November this year.

Nine athletes were selected from nominations across Australia to come to Canberra to train together from 19 to 25 November, with the ultimate focal point, at the conclusion of the week, when the participants will compete as a crew at the Head of the Yarra in Melbourne.

In addition to the nine athletes attending the camp, RA will also be hosting aspiring South Australian Para-rowing coach Ben Flanagan. Ben will be mentored by Rowing Australia’s Senior Para-rowing coach, Gordon Marcks and will be taking part in the camp thanks to support from a number of stakeholders including Rowing South Australia, SA Office of Sport and Recreation and the Australian Paralympic Committee.

Senior Para-rowing coach, Gordon Marcks said: “This is a fabulous opportunity to engage with talented athletes early in the preparation for 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and provide a training opportunity that is a little different and inspiring. We have had significant improvements in both the number and standard of athletes around the country and we are very much looking forward to what the coming months will bring.”

Athletes invited to the camp:

Women: Nikki Ayers (ACT); Alex Vuillerman (VIC); Sara Waitzer (TAS); Grace West (ACT)

Men: Jed Altschwager (SA); Ben Gibson (NSW); Will Smith (SA); James Talbot (NSW)

Coxswain: Josephine Burnand (NSW)