• Blog: End of the Olympic dream: taking on new challenges at full speed

    What to do when your big dream, the one you gave everything for, falls apart? Our rowing ladies were also very disappointed when they did not qualify for the Olympics. But as true fighters, they quickly took up new challenges.

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  • Blog: Final races towards Tokyo

    As you know the motivation aspect is one of the most important things in sports. It is crucial to be successful. But what I find very interesting is that every athlete gets his / her motivation from something else.

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  • Blog: Looking back at the European Championships

    In sport you sometimes forget to think and reflect about everything you experience and what has happened. But in this blog Ymkje Clevering takes a moment to reflect on her experiences at the succesful European Rowing Championships.

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  • Rowing blog: everyone has a role to play

    Top sport is not only about training hard and making a lot of kilometers. The mental aspect and the team vibe are also extremely important. By understanding our differences we can turn them into strengths that bind us together even more.

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  • Blog: Selection camp in Seville

    While everyone back home in the Netherlands had their ice-skating adventure, we had our own kind of adventure: our first foreign training camp of 2021. It feels like ages ago we planned things like this and with every recent COVID-development it’s still exciting: will everything go as planned, or should we change our plans last minute once again?

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  • Blog: The New Olympic Season of 2021

    The disappointment about the cancelled Olympic Games of 2020 is gone for a while now. We are all focusing on the new season of 2021 and assume that the Games will go on, with the needed alterations. Regardless of the outcome, it is nice to have a goal to look forward to. New training schedules are created, dates for training-camps and competitions are scheduled. Our motivation to perform is high.

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  • Blog: Kicking off the (new) Olympic Year

    After winning a bronze medal in the women’s eight on the European Championships in Poland, Kiwa's rowing ladies went straight into a three-week holiday. Now they are very eager to start the (new) Olympic season. Hermijntje Drenth shares her story.

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  • Blog: Positive vibes while working towards the European Championships 2020

    Setting goals is important in life, certainly when it comes to sport. The Dutch Women's Eight rowing team hopes that the European Rowing Championships (ERCH) will continue.

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  • Blog: The side effects of delaying the Olympics

    The rowing ladies worked hard for qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A year's delay of the Games has a significant impact on the lives of the athletes. In this blog, rower Hermijntje Drenth shares her story.

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  • Blog: Keep your eye on the ball

    In the life of an athlete, about everything is dedicated to getting the best out of yourself. The day-to-day rhythm of Kiwa's rowing ladies has changed drastically, as applies to many people around the world now. Maartje Damen, member of the Dutch Women’s Eight rowing team, tells how she's coping with this.

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  • Blog: Stay focused in times of Corona

    Dieuwertje den Besten, one of the Dutch Womens Eight rowing ladies, tells in this blog how a lot has changed for her and the team in recent weeks because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Focus on the core of her tasks and help from friends, guides her through this crazy period.

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