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Guin Batten, a former professional rower who won an Olympic silver medal in Sydney in 2000

Guin Batten, a former professional rower who won an Olympic silver medal in Sydney in 2000

Guin was introduced to rowing by her sister at 19 whilst at Southampton University. In her early years Guin excelled in a variety of school sports, playing county hockey and athletics. During this podcast we learn more about the set backs that Guin faced trying to follower her dream, from being told she would never make it as a rower, to being so broke she was sleeping on changing room floors. This is a story of courage and conviction and how by work hard, using everything you have you can achieve your goals. Guin provides lots of top tips to help you face your own challenges, and also shares more knowledge on how you can take up rowing and maybe one day row an ocean! Show notes When she started rowing Loving sport at school and how she learnt the rules of life through sport Rowing in the novice pot and taking 3 years to win it What she loved about rowing Growing up in West Africa and going to boarding school when she was 9 Being expelled from school at 11 Deciding she wanted to go to

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