Authors Note: TRCJ would like to express gratitude to Simon Bergenroth (follow him on Twitter
@SimonBergenroth) for having the idea of obtaining these t-shirts and for doing the bulk of the heavy lifting on getting these t-shirts. Thank you Simon!
In the last couple of months the club has approached various Olympic Gold medalists to sign t-shirts to help with our fundraising for the UK trip. More details will be forthcoming, but we wanted to let everyone know that we have received support to help us reach our fundraising goals this year. Please see bios, videos and pictures of the t-shirts below.
You can follow Katherine Grainger at the following website: http://www.katherinegrainger.com/
You can follow Anna Watkins at the following website: http://www.annawatkins.co.uk/ on twitter (@annawatkinsgb)
Most recently, the pair won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Video Below)
Xeno Muller (Click name for bio)
Xeno Muller was the first to response to our request to sign a t-shirt. Xeno is a Gold (1996 1x) and Silver (2000 1x) Olympic medalist. You can follow Xeno on twitter at
@XenoMullerCoach. He also has a website and offers coaching services, so please visit his website and see all the training programs and see all he has to offer: http://xenocoach.com/
James rowed in the bow seat in 2000 GB Coxless Four. Another member of the crew was Steve Redgrave, who was competing in his fifth Olympics. Sir Steven had won gold in the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Olympics. If the GB crew won this race, it would be the first time that a British athlete had won five consecutive gold medals. We’ll let you watch the video to see how it all turned out. The club is the process of acquiring a TRCJ t-shirt from Sir Steven Redgrave at this time.
James also went on the win the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal in Athens, he is rowing in the 2-seat (second from left). (See second video) – Both are exciting races!
James’s website is http://www.jamescracknell.com/home