For the first time in the 87-year history of the Oxford vs Cambridge University boat race, the women will race on the same day and on the same course as the men do. And this video shows just how excited the rowers are to be involved in this historic moment of women’s sport.
‘Getting to this stage, getting selected for this blue boat is one of my greatest achievements and I feel really proud personally to be involved in this race,’ one says.
Another says: ‘It means a lot to me to be involved in something that’s defining something for women’s sport.’
We say? If you’re into a bit of rah-rah rowing, then check it out either IRL (along with 300,000 other expected spectators from Putney Bridge to Mortlake) or:
Watch the women and men’s boatraces on BBC1 from 4.15pm on Saturday (oh, and the women race a whole hour before the men, at 4.50pm)
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.