Rowing world champion, Zeidler: A rower and the lonely files

There, in the back, at the end of the regatta course in the North of Munich, interferes with only the engine noise of the rest. The bathers are far away. Oliver

Rowing world champion, Zeidler: A rower and the lonely files

There, in the back, at the end of the regatta course in the North of Munich, interferes with only the engine noise of the rest. The bathers are far away. Oliver Zeidler sits in his rowboat, in addition, drives his father and Trainer, in a yellow motor boat. The world champion has just the first two kilometres of the day, but he shows no trace of effort.

It's just a loose warm rowing for the Sprints, in which Heino Zeidler will later stop time. "Olli, do you know what?" he exclaims, shortly afterwards, the couple of meters above the water. Olli, Oliver, pointing in one direction, and replies loudly: "From 1000 meters." When he is at the height of his chosen brand, expresses Heino Zeidler, the stopwatch, and moves in with the views of the time in addition to his son, just under 1:40 minutes for half a Kilometer. "Very well-super time," says the coach-father. Oliver Zeidler collapses briefly in his boat, for the first Time this afternoon, it is evident the effort.

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Almost every day test, since the beginning of April, as he was allowed with a special permit again due to Corona locked Olympic regatta course, is Oliver Zeidler on the water. 16 hours per week. Always alone with the father, Heino. Time he is rowing longer distances, shorter, with a higher number of strokes. The power is not brittle? "Yes, but I am accustomed to," he says. "For me, not so much has changed in comparison to the other years."

For A driver of his class, there is never a training partner that can halfway keep up. The other German world-class Skuller sit in the double scull or Quad scull. But this season, much is still different. The training-Dreary is interrupted in the summer, normally through competition, the German Championships, world cups, the highlight of the season, which is either a world championship or Olympic games. This year, at the beginning of October is planned for the European championship in poznań, as the only international Regatta. And also the is not fixed until recently.

Zeidler had to move because of Olympic, the Master's degree in Oxford, he wanted to record in the fall, the employer, a financial services provider, for another year to working time adjustment request. And the search for sponsors has become in these times also easier. Of course, a difficult Situation for all of the athletes, said Heino Zeidler, but "the year has done Olli well." The time without competitions, he says. "He's gotten stronger."

2017 drove Oliver Zeidler his first regattas, a year later, he won the overall world Cup, and last season he became the champion of Europe first, and then world champion. Thus, he was regarded as one of the strongest rowers in the world, but as one who was not yet perfect. Who learned in a rushing pace of the rowing, and then straight into the world's top-penetrated, that has values, of course, due to giftedness, the "wicked good Endurance," as a father, Heino says, Zeidler brought back from his swimming career, as well as the feel for the water. But technically he was not Mature.

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 02:19

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