Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rowing in the olympics


My coach bets me that I can't beat the world record. I jump into the boat the green light flashes. I stick my paddle in the water. I’m feeling nervous. We haven’t got a really good start.  We’re in Third place but we’re catching up to Poland, were tying with them then bam. We’re beating them. The French are next to beat. I’m feeling unlucky but hey I always feel unlucky. Then we're getting closer to France then bang we are a meter away from France. 50 cm! 1 cm! We’re beating France. Then we're really close to the halfway mark. We have to stay in first the whole way. We have just past halfway. I'm starting to sweat. Ow the ache hits me. It hurts in my elbow.

I'm paddling hard out. I can feel the burn on my shoulder I feel like stopping but I’m just not allowed. We’re three meters to the 1500 meter mark I can't  wait till we finish. Over the loudspeaker they said Henry Roil and Hamish Bond are coming to the finish line. We have crossed the finish. We have just beat the world record. NEK minute all the other boats go past the finish line. I jump onto land my coach comes running to congratulate me. “What do I get remember?”. “Well I suppose you could get subway” he said.  


  1. Great Henry! Your rowing writing is outstanding! It really describes what rowing is and what you were doing well. What inspired you to do this?

  2. very good story Henry