‘It was a real honour to ski with the nationwide staff once more this yr,’ says achieved Orillia water skier and rower Bob Wink
Bob Wink has as soon as once more efficiently represented Canada on the world stage.
Wink, 52, gained gold on the World Rowing Masters Regatta in France final week within the 101 – Males’s E 4+ class. This week, the Orillia native competed on the World Water Ski Championships.
“We’ve been lucky sufficient that this was our third time rowing at Worlds,” Wink stated. “It’s additionally our third time getting on the rostrum.”
For each championships, Wink educated for 15 to 22 hours per week for the final 10 months.
“I loved the possibility to compete and the possibility to remain in form,” he stated.
As quickly as gold was round Wink’s neck from the Masters Regatta, he needed to flip his focus to the World Water Ski Championships.
“I had at some point off in between occasions,” stated Wink, who was nominated as Orillia’s Athlete of the 12 months in 2019. “The water snowboarding didn’t go in addition to I anticipated.”
Making an attempt to win two world championships in back-to-back weeks was simply too formidable, Wink says. He fell wanting making the ultimate within the water ski occasion.
“It was a real honour to ski with the nationwide staff once more this yr,” he stated. “To signify Canada was gratifying, however you at all times need to make the ultimate.”
Wink is now headed to the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts. It’s the largest two-day rowing race on the earth.
“I’m prepared for the subsequent problem,” he stated.
Wink lately bought his enterprise, Windmill Backyard Centre and Landscaping, with a purpose to spend extra time together with his household and likewise spend extra day trip on the water coaching.
“I’m much more targeted on attempting to maintain my spot at this stage,” he stated. “I’ll be spending much more time on it.”