Soft hands, flat wrists

8 August 2021

Sonia Waddell

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Harry was so particular on being actually quite soft with your hands. But always, always flat wrists. And just rolling in the fingers.

And when I first started rowing Harry actually made me take home a rowing handle and put it on the table and I just had to… I just had to roll it. He said just… just roll it backwards and… backwards and forwards.

And it was, it was, it was just that, just that movement there.

And when you were on the erg, it was about, you know, really, the blade was just in the tips of your fingers and you were just hanging off it, always light, always hanging off it. Nice flat wrists, drop out and roll.

And again at the at the catch it was the knuckles coming up to the catch. So you’re just rolling, you’re just rolling up to the catch and the knuckles are still moving forward and up.

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Sonia Waddell

Harry chose me as a triallist for the under-23 team, much to the, I guess, shock of everyone in the rowing fraternity as I’d only been rowing for 3 weeks.

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