“I’ve been in a boat 11 days and I’m gonna win” – Olympic medal hope Graeme Thomas on how he started rowing

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Graeme Thomas is remarkably calm and confident as he prepares to make his Olympic debut in Rio, aiming for Great Britain’s first ever Olympic medal in the men’s quad scull.

I spoke to the 27-year-old from Preston when the team was officially announced in Henley back in June and the full interview is in the latest issue of Rowing & Regatta magazine. There wasn’t space there, though, for some of the great chatty bits, of which there were lots.

In this audio clip he talks about first getting into the sport at Agecroft RC in Manchester, and about his attitude to pressure in his first Games.

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