Rutherford takes on Rowing with SAS

28 Nov 2018

By: Sport Industry Group

Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European long jump champion Greg Rutherford wowed British Rowing coaches when the newly-retired 32-year-old tackled assessments forming part of the World Class Start talent ID programme. He even broke a record for one of the tests.

World Class Start was responsible for 50% of the rowing medallists at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and there was at least one graduate of the pathway programme in every medal-winning GB Rowing Team crew at Rio 2016. Now, British Rowing is working with its Official Analytics Partner, SAS, to enhance the programme as part of a new data-driven project called Athlete Longitudinal Profiling.