December 2021,

A new chapter in world champion rower's legend - newsroom

After falling out of love with rowing, world champion Fiona Bourke is back on Lake Karapiro, but now as a coach. And she’s collecting the wisdom of other coaches to guide the next generation of promising Kiwi rowers.

Fiona Bourke’s story has all the classic elements of a fairy tale.

Her story is of the late bloomer who worked hard to become a rowing world champion, then fell out of love with her sport and flew to the other side of the world – only to have that passion rekindled at one of the world’s leading universities.

There’s even a gruff and unpretentious hero in the storyline, who she now tries to emulate in helping other young rowers, as he once helped her.

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Originally published on by Suzanne McFadden.