Erin Cafaro is a 2-time Olympic Gold Medalist (W8+ U.S. rowing team),World Champion (both in the women’s pair AND the eight) and crossfitter! Erin joins Real Talk Real Women to talk about: 

  • What got her interested in rowing.
  • Deciding to compete for the Olympics.
  • Being the first to bring home Gold in the women’s eight for the full 2000 meter race.
  • Her second gold win during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • Team dynamics on the Olympic level and the importance of having support from your team members.
  • Dealing with pressure while the whole world is watching and your country is depending on you to perform.
  • Having a “no excuses” mentality and not making excuses.
  • Developing mental strength.
  • Being a certified CrossFit trainer and incorporating the CrossFit training philosophies and techniques in her rowing program.
  • Finding inspiration and overcoming obstacles.
  • We also talk about what’s next for Erin and much, much more…

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Written by Erin Cafaro

2-time Olympic Gold Medalist W8+ (2008, 2012), 3 time World Champion, 2 time NCAA Champion, 2009 US Rowing Athlete of the Year, 2008 - 2009 World Rowing Crew of the Year.


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