Rowing is such a draining sport that the body takes a battering competing in just one event.
Try, then, competing in two.
That’s exactly what Kim Crow is attempting at the London Olympics after being selected in both the single and double sculls, an unprecedented exploit by an Australian.
The Aussies are taking a massive gamble with their standout female rower, who will be in action on six of the eight days of the regatta.
Crow, though, is relishing the challenge.
The 26-year-old Crow said “It’s a decision we walked into knowing very well that we didn’t want to sacrifice either one. I actually think I’m really lucky that come finals day in both events, I will actually have had the opportunity to race in both.”