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Other Water Sports - 31. March 2017.

Olympic medallist Zoe Lee preview this weekend's Boat Race

Ahead of this Sunday’s Cancer Research UK Boat Races, two of British Rowing’s medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, ZoŽ Lee and Constantine Louloudis, have revealed what it takes to be successful in one of the oldest annual sporting events in the world. † †

Speaking at an event hosted by SAS in November, the Official Analytics Partner of British Rowing, ZoŽ Lee - the former Oxford Blue and stroke of the silver-medal winning Women’s Eight at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - commented on the importance of data in such a big boat. ††
“Using data to help make the boat go faster is especially key in bigger boats. If you can understand the physics of how the boat moves and your own personal physiology you can unlock a lot of wasted potential and cut out the extraneous wasted energy,” said Lee. †

“In looking into personal data, how hard we are having to work to produce those speeds as an individual and as a boat are incredibly important. An eight needs to work well as a team and be more than the sum of its parts.” ††

Constantine Louloudis, a member of the gold medal-winning Men’s Four at last summer’s Olympic Games, holds a particularly strong affection for the Boat Race as a four-time winner in the Dark Blue colours of Oxford University. He knows exactly what is required to be victorious. ††
Speaking at a SAS event in 2016, Louloudis said, “I think the one-on-one nature of the rivalry is pretty important but when yo
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