What did I win in 2015?
My year 2015 was a year with ups and downs, I rowed the single scull the whole year, and here is a list of the things I won :
- The U19 Nordic championships in 1x
- The U17 National championship in 1x
- Baltic cup 2000m and 500m in 1x
- The U19 National championship in 1x
The year started pretty bad, I didn’t get a chance to show what I could do in the 1x, an then all of a sudden they had made the 4x that was going to Junior Worlds in Rio, and I didn’t get a chance to get on the boat, even-though I know I could beat at least 2 of the rowers on the boat, in the 1x. That was one of the downs of my year, after that, they told os that the 4x was the only boat going to Rio, but a few weeks later they selected a 2x as well. After that I was pissed, so I rowed the 2x with a girl from Copenhagen and at the Sorø regatta we beat the 2x who were selected for Rio, bur unfortunately it was to late.
But some good things happened as well this year, I was selected to go to Norway for the Nordic championships, and I won, it was so amazing, I didn’t expect it at all.
Then at Baltic Cup, I was certain I wouldn’t beat the German boat, but in the pre-heats I actually got really close and I started thinking, maybe I can beat her? The final: I made a good start and got out in front, but I kept thinking she is going to get me in just a minute. We were pretty much side by side all the way down the course, but I was always a little bit in front of her, in the middle there were a strong wind from the port side, but I kept thinking: “You just have to get the rhythm you have, when rowing at home, when you are training.” In Jonkjöping there is this bridge when you have about 300m to go, and when I was under the bridge I started thinking, I can do this! I’m going to win! I just kept pushing and pushing, and i won, by 1 second. That was awesome!
A week later there were Nationals, and I finally got to row in the 1x against the girls who went to rio. In the pre-heats I rowed very slow on purpose, I only just got into the A-final, but in the final I just gave it all, and I won by almost 10 seconds! It was great I finally got to prove that I am the best.
That’s about it for the outdoor rowing season 2015, but I was also nominated for talent of the year in my city….. and guess what
My quote of the year must be “Nothing is so bad, it isn’t good for something”
Because the year that started bad, turned out good – and it’s probably the best year of rowing I’ve had so far.