A DIFFERENT KIND OF SPORTS STORY

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Carla Wintersgill

Editor-in-Chief

Sports journalism has a tendency to fall into the trap of clichéd boosterism — especially with winners. One of the best stories this week is about the success of the Ryerson rowing team, which won a pair of gold medals for the first time in its history. Reporter Chelsea Miya spent a morning with the rowers, learning how to stroke and getting some insight into the team’s winning strategy.

But Miya avoids dwelling on their success and instead offers up a portrait of a team of neophytes whose dedication to the sport is turning them into serious contenders for the OUA championships.

Too bad no one at Ryerson seems to know they exist.

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