Matt Gotrel – Winning Olympic gold in Rio still has not quite sunk in
A MONTH on from winning gold on his Games debut Matt Gotrel admits he still hasn’t quite grasped the concept of being an Olympic champion, writes Phil Jones.
The 27-year-old won gold as part of Team GB’s men’s eight rowing team and has spent the time since crossing the line by making the most of his new-found fame.
Team GB finished ahead of Germany in Rio, just as they had the previous year in the World Championships, and Gotrel said that after four years of committing to the sport, he and his colleagues enjoyed their time post-competition in Brazil.
But while some of Team GB’s rowers have... read more
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