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Dutch sculler Stef Broenink reflects on his rowing journey

European silver medallist Stef Broenink set the single sculls’ finals alight in 2019. Martin Cross finds out more

Chances are you’d love to spend some time talking to Stef Broenink about rowing.

For a powerhouse like him – he’s 1.94 tall and weighs in at 105 kilos – he’s a surprisingly reflective and gently spoken man.

The 29-year-old biochemical engineering student likes to do his thinking out loud and we had a great conversation. But, he admitted that the introvert within him tends to find too much company exhausting. Then he needs a space of his own to recharge.


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