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THE NEW GIRL IN TOWN

The Silvia project is going it alone for the Tokyo Olympics

Photography MERIJN SOETERS

It’s a sunny day in late Spring at the Bosbaan, the course that hosted the 2014 World Rowing Championships. The wind is gusty and the conditions are hardly ideal for an outing, yet the eight women who are about to push off are chirpy. Strokewoman Emma van Gerwen is receiving some last minute instructions – she needs to make sure Silvia works on her release. →

Silvia is the new girl in town. She is young, bashful, and everybody is intrigued by her presence. Her intentions are clear, however: she intends to cause a stir at the Olympic Games of 2020, in Tokyo, Japan. She’s already raised some eyebrows in the Dutch rowing community.

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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
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