Beccy Muzerie has been selected for her first Olympics, representing GB in the women’s eight. She shares her thoughts on the extraordinary experiences to come
I am going to the Olympics. The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. That is totally extraordinary. And at the same time, it is very normal. Two opposing statements, both true at the same time.
When you are selected for the Olympic Games, it is in some senses, entirely normal. Prior to the moment of selection, you have been training as part of the GB Rowing Team for years, surrounded by like-minded people with the common Olympic goal. It is in the background of every decision and each stroke. There are pictures of previous Olympians on the walls, plaques detailing their names hovering over you as you eat, you do the same training and sweat alongside athletes who are already Olympians and are coached by numerous staff who have been to the Games.
The morning after the all-important email confirming my nomination to Team GB, the world didn’t stop turning. Training continued as normal. No fuss. No change. Just taking more strokes towards our goal.(more…)