Thursday, 22 December 2011
Road to London 2012 (II): The Eton Dorney Rowing Centre
Arguments apart, the course was already tested for Sprint Canoeing three months ago at the Pre-Olympic test, with some of the greatest champions compiting. Although it was a very nice competition, some worries started to appear. In Olympic Champion Ken Wallace's words: "The venue itself is not a purpose built Olympic course but a borrowed course from Eton College. It is extremely open with no trees surrounding the course and is very subject to windy conditions predominantly cross winds".
Nevertheless, let's hope that these aspects don't become a reality and during the Games, to be held from August 6th to 11th, we will only talk about an outstanding event, were all qualified paddlers will show their best after four years of dreaming and, of course, hard training. Elite Kayak will be alert about all the news concerning this Games, including the last qualification opportunities at the continental championships next Spring.