Challenges are meant to be met and overcome. In the 2016 Olympic year, we were facing our biggest challenge so far in our professional rowing careers when we suddenly stood without coaches, medical staff and financial support. How could we put together a well-organized team in a short period of time? Our desire and determination to achieve success showed to be enough. As a team, we have learned to cope with setbacks, constant goal changes (constant change of circumstances), and above all to stay calm and be confident in the outcome. Unfortunately, we didn’t qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. But despite a shattered dream, it was a rewarding and memorable year for us.
“Great losses are a great lesson”