Rower to compete again
Danny McBride has been selected for his second world championships.
The Tirau adaptive rower won bronze at the world championships in Karapiro last year.
On Saturday he was picked for the 2011 edition in Bled, Slovenia, in August.
McBride was selected following national trials last week in Karapiro and the national championships in Twizel in February.
‘‘I did a good time down there (in Twizel),’’ McBride said. ‘‘My trial time wasn’t as fast because of a head wind.’’
McBride was the only single scull adaptive rower at both regattas but still needed to post a good time at trials to gain selection.
Now that goal has been achieved McBride has turned his attention to training for August.
That work started this week with McBride training six days a week.
McBride said he and his coach would prepare differently in 2011. ‘‘We’re going to change it up.’’ More time would be spent in the gym, he said, and potentially two on the water sessions each week would be replaced by ‘‘high intensity’’ rows on an erg machine.
In June McBride will race in a regatta in Australia. He raced at the same event last year beating Australia’s top adaptive rower.