John Graves has been a fixture on the U.S national team and has competed in multiple international regattas since he began an international sculling career, but his biggest goal of rowing in an Olympics has eluded him. He had hoped to row his single at trials, and then compete for a spot in Tokyo this summer. But he is not giving up and is now aiming at 2021.
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U.S. athletes said they supported Olympic postponement, even if it leaves many facing tough decisions.
The decision by both the Canadian and Australian Olympic Committees not to send athletes to Tokyo this summer significantly increases the pressure to postpone or cancel the 2020 Games.
USRowing announced Tuesday afternoon the postponement of Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials II. The announcement came after statements from the IOC and FISA outlining their plan to proceed with the Olympics and continue to work together to assign remaining Olympic spots.
There’s something to be said for going out on top. In April, Eric Murray, one half of the most successful partnership in rowing—arguably all of sport—announced he was making his post-Rio sabbatical permanent.
The medal-free performance of the U.S. men in Rio has claimed its first casualty on the coaching side.