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Rowing (sport)

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Connecting to the Water | Rowing | Team USA Hometown Stories

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Paralympic Sports A-Z: Rowing

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Why Rowing is the Best Sport | Your Sport

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A day in the life of Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover - one year out from Rio 2016

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CRRL 2016 - Rowing Terms on the Water

Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times. It involves 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 for enjoyment or fitness, or competitive, when 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.