🚣🚣NEWS @andrewthodge RETIRED🚣🚣
It's Hodgey's consistency in training that was most incredible. Any day, any time, he surpassed the standard to win an Olympic Gold. His performances were not just 16th Aug 2008, 4th Aug 2012 and 13th Aug 2016, they were every day. I saw him do things that I couldn't believe. Regularly! Work ethic 10/10 & determination 10/10 even by multi Olympic Champion standards. He always challenges the norm. He prides himself on being different. He thinks outside of the box and gets stuff done with broad lateral thinking. He inspires. He looks after his family first. He is loyal 10/10. He is the best athlete I have ever rowed with. And he does it all away from the spotlight, seeking no admiration and attention, only performance. He does it for the love of the sport. For all the right reasons. He is pure class. The world would be a better place if there were a few more like Hodgey and World Rowing will be lesser without him. The team will not be the same without him, such was his impact, joyful dominance and wonderful character. Good luck with the next adventure my friend, thank you for all the greatest of memories and here's to making a load of new ones!
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