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Rowing

Rowing

Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport with origins back to Ancient Egyptian times. It is based on propelling a boat on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat. The sport can be either recreational - focusing on learning the technique of rowing, or competitive - where athletes race against each other in boats. There are a number of different boat classes in which athletes compete, ranging from an individual shell to an eight person shell with coxswain. Modern rowing as a competitive sport can be traced to the early 18th century when races were held between professional watermen on the River Thames in ... more on Wikipedia

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