A Rowing Life in Perspective

British Olympian Sarah Winckless Faces Rare Disease 

Video Report by Eva Maldonado

A bronze medalist in the Athens Olympic Games and twice a world champion, Sarah Winckless has finally added a Head Of The Charles medal to her trophy case. Rowing for the first time in the Head, the 42-year-old Winckless and her Moseley teammates won the women’s masters eights on Saturday afternoon. Winckless’s rowing resume is all the more extraordinary in that it has been fashioned knowing that she carries the gene for Huntington’s disease, a rare inherited affliction that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

Reporter Eva Maldonado spoke to Winckless after her race, about her rowing, the Head Of The Charles, and her work raising awareness of  Huntington’s. To watch the report, click on the image or CLICK HERE



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