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Masters rowers Klaus and Arnold share their tips

Olympians Klaus Riekemann and Dr Arnold Cooke are legends on the masters’ circuit. They talk about training plans, lockdown and what the sport means to them below

Earlier this year Klaus Riekemann celebrated 60 years since he won his Olympic gold medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics at the age of 20. He then gave up rowing for 50 years and came back to it 10 years ago at Minerva Bath Rowing Club, where he has rowed a pair with Arnold Cook, winning numerous world master medals, as well as in a coxless four with Tony Stokes from Broxbourne and Tim Lincoln from Upper Thames RC.

We caught up with Klaus and Arnold to find out more and hear about their training.


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