Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


NZ Olympian to row in 160th Oxford Cambridge Boat Race

Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Zealand Olympian to row in 160th Oxford Cambridge Boat Race

April 3, 2014 – Following in a now well-established tradition, Storm Uru, MBA at Sad Business School, will row in the Oxford Blue Boat in the bow seat in The 160th Boat Race, sponsored by BNY Mellon, on 6th April 2014.

Uru, a New Zealand Olympian of Ngāi Tahu descent and winner of a bronze medal in London 2012 in the lightweight double sculls, is part of an experienced crew boasting no fewer than three Olympians. ‘I am absolutely delighted to be in the Blue Boat and to represent Oxford at the highest level’ said Storm Uru. ‘I came to Oxford to pursue a world class MBA and combine it with my passion for rowing. At Saïd and in Oxford I am able to do both with some of the best in the world. I am hoping to make Oxford and New Zealand proud on the 6th. Beyond that, I hope that the skills and insights I have learned on the MBA combined with the tenacity and determination I have built up through rowing at this level will prepare me for my future career in business and I am greatly looking forward to the opportunities ahead.’

As one of the oldest sporting events in world history, the boat race began as a challenge between two friends in 1829 in Henley on Thames. Since the second race in 1836, the contest between two rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities has taken place in London, with Cambridge leading the series 81-77.

In preparation for the Race, Uru is training for a minimum of six hours a day, alongside the famously challenging workload of an MBA. ‘My schedule is fairly taxing at the moment but I find my commitments complement each other. The same approach of extensive preparation, mental stamina and a drive to succeed help me both in the classroom and on the river. There’s a lot of overlap in what it takes to be your best in both sport and business.’

Professor Peter Tufano, Dean of Sad Business School said: 'It is an outstanding achievement to have won a place in such a highly competitive race whilst working towards a world-class MBA, which makes considerable demands of its participants. Elite sports and successful business people have much in common, and the calls made upon those at the upper levels of both fields can be similar. Like the School’s other rowers before him, Storm has demonstrated a steely determination to give of his best to the boat crew and simultaneously to contribute fully to the MBA programme. In both contexts, he has been supported by his peers: business, like rowing, is a team activity – and all the stronger for it. The skills and strength of mind Storm has shown in his race preparation and throughout the MBA will stand him in good stead for his business career.’

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news