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Power. Fitness. Technique.

Photography IGOR MEIJER

Power. Fitness. Technique. To most, these words are of little consequence. Abstract notions lost to functionality, they are ideals we strive to achieve but rarely experience. However, for Ivan Dovgodko, stroke of the Ukrainian Men’s quad and World Rowing athlete of the month for May 2015, they are a blueprint for sporting excellence at the very highest level.

Sitting in the stroke seat, which is a home from home for Dovgodko, can be a lonely place indeed. It requires determination, independence, clarity of thought and the smallest slither of arrogance. It’s immediately clear that the 26 year old fits the bill. “I’m a captain for our crew,” he says. “The guys behind me do everything I do; I’m the leader”.

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Welcome to Row360, the world’s only global, independent rowing magazine. Row360 brings you features from around the world, profiling the best athletes, coaches, and others from the whole rowing community – Olympic, Paralympic, college, club, ocean, and more. Highlights this month: - The World's Fastest Woman: New Zealand's Emma Twigg profiled - From Bled to Aiguebelette: The World Cup Reviews - Danish Determination: Henrik Stephansen’s remarkable recovery - Husky Power: Michael Callahan and the University of Washington