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Tuesday 10th July 2012: "The science behind that Olympic rowing gold medal"

Like many sports, rowing requires extreme levels of aerobic fitness, muscular strength and motor skills. Whilst originally a gentlemen's game it is now fiercely competed for at international level, and one of Team GB's most successful Olympic sports. The development of sport science over the last 40 years has led to large improvements in boat speed and also aided the longevity of an athlete's career. Here, from someone involved as both an athlete and a scientist, is a little insight into the science which goes on in the background.

Dr Andrea Dennis is a reigning rowing world champion who also has a degree in sports science and physiology, and a doctorate in neurophysiology. She is the first reserve for the Olympic rowing team at London 2012, and combines work as a post-doc at the centre for the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain in Oxford with her training.

Come along and join us at 7:30pm at the Science Oxford Live centre, St Clement's, Oxford.
No ticket, no booking, no scientific background required.

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