Debbie Flood, two times Olympic Silver medalist Male rower - 1948 Male rower - 1908 What Makes A Olympian?

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Leander crew 1908 (left) and Female sculler  from 1920s (middle)

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Scullers approaching The Needles  Isle of Wight