Rowing is a sport where athletes propel a boat using fixed oars as a lever.
The objective of rowing is trying to use the oars to propel the boat through the water at high speeds to win the race.
Alex took up rowing when he was just 18 years old. However, for a brief time he gave up rowing until he saw a fellow New Zealander compete in the Olympics. Alex is a two time Olympic champion and a five time world champion in the single sculls. He is also a seven time New Zealand champion. He has received the New Zealand Sportsman of the year five times.
November 19, 1978