Rio Olympic silver medalists offer a candidly refreshing insight into being an elite athlete revealing what life was really like in the fast lane and their thoughts on the World Championships
The Dirty Double podcast is Presented by Lindsay Jennerich & Patricia Obee
What do two best friends do after becoming a World Champion and winning an Olympic medal then retiring from a career that involved spending several hours a day together? After years devoted to their sport of rowing the Canadian Lightweight Pairs partnership of Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee have so much more to talk about. What’s it like to be an elite athlete, to win against all odds, to find a winning partnership, to overcome mental and emotional challenges, and how do you face retirement? The Dirty Double will be discussing all these issues and more as they share their experiences and reveal some of the hidden aspects of high performance sport in this monthly podcast. Hear how they became partners, who suffered from bad nerves before a race and how they got the name and reputation as the #dirtydouble. They also share their thoughts on Rowing Canada Team and the Rowing World Championships, which run from September 23-October 1, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida, USA. If you have any comments or questions for The Dirty Double post them on our Facebook Page – WiSP Sports, or email email@example.com.
Podcast length: 26′ 55″
LJ – Patricia was pretty novice [at age 19] and I was 28 and it could have gone in a lot of bad directions but something said it was meant to be.
PO – I remember thinking Lindsay’s pretty nervous to race with me which kind of makes sense because I’m a novice but I think we’re good but she seems to be nervous about it. She did reassure me one day that it wasn’t just me, it was racing in general for her. But how she looked I don’t know if I would be that into rowing if I felt that way before a race – this is terrible and I really hope this is not what’s in the future for me. Unfortunately, I did become more and more nervous throughout my rowing career and for a while I had to kind of pretend I wasn’t because of Lindsay being so nervous – I wanted to help her out but that only lasted so long before I was like, hey Lindsay I’m also just really really nervous too.”
LJ – We got to the point where we were just so honest with each other and it was more important for me to see you like ‘yeah I’m freaked out’ than to pretend that you’re not because when you get to know someone you know anyway.
Photo supplied by LJ