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5 Minutes With David Watts

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David Watts has been representing Australia since 2008, and remarkably he has only just turned 24 years old. He is part of the Australian men’s sculling squad who are aspiring for a strong performance at the Rio Olympics. This is what he had to say:

How many years have you been rowing?

I've been rowing since the end of 2005, so it would be coming up to 10 years.

Where are you from and what club and state do you row for?

I was born in England but have lived in Australia for most of my life. I row for Swan River Rowing Club in Western Australia.

If you weren't rowing, what would you be doing?

I would be surfing, swimming or doing triathlons and pursuing some form of career with all the spare time I had.

What things do you not like?

I'm not a huge fan of dishonesty, nor when people make excuses.

If you could change one thing about rowing, what would it be?

More publicity of the sport. Not many people outside of rowing would actually know what rowing is!

What might someone be surprised to know about you?

I've played guitar since I was 5 and swam the English Channel when I was 13.

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