Episode 117 | Peter Antonie: From Lightweight to Heavyweight
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In Episode #117 of the LEO Training Podcast, I interview Thomas Keller Medal and Olympic Champion in the Men’s Double Scull and Lightweight World Champion, Peter Antonie.
First, I want to thank my friend Dan Garbutt for first telling me about Peter Antonie and for Drew Ginn for helping me connect with Peter to make this interview happen.
Peter Antonie’s rowing career spanned 24 years. In that time he won a world championship in the lightweight men’s single in 1986 and in 1992 along with Stephen Hawkins took the Olympic Gold Medal in the Men’s Heavyweight Double at the Barcelona Olympics. A lightweight athlete who won at the highest level in both weight classes in rowing.
Part 1 – How you go started in rowing and career
- Earliest result was 1977 in LM4- (Silver at World Championships)
- 1986 LM1x World Champion
- 1987 World Championships – Result was 5th but I checked the time stamps and you were in 1st for the first 1500 meters.
- 1988 Seoul Olympics Heavyweight Men’s 4x
- 1989 and 1990 | M2x finished 4th and 3rd respectively
- 1991 in Heavyweight Men’s 1x finished 4th against Thomas Langer of Germany
- 1992 Barcelona Olympics Gold in the M2x
Part 2 – State of Lightweight Rowing Currently
- Potentially up for removal
- Latest FISA News | http://www.worldrowing.com/news/fisa-council-meeting-decisions-february-2019?fbclid=IwAR3I5oWwWAHWP152bmSPrzYypCBnJoLz0voPBWqQCbj1nvm_Bn9lI4uISz4
- What would you say to FISA and the IOC?
- What would be your suggestions to keep lightweight rowing as it is but still move the sport forward and help it continue to grow and expand.