Sanita Puspure made the 2020 Indoor Championships her fifth win in a row, a fantastic feat. She won the Women’s Open 2000m race in a time of 6:34.5 beating her Irish record of 6:35.9 which she set at the Irish Indoor Championships last year.
The rowing regatta season hadn’t started by the time Covid-19 hit and for some time Sanita Puspure was off the water. While restricted to land training, Puspure still shone as she set a new half Marathon World Record on the rowing machine.
In the early stages of the first lockdown, she wasn’t allowed to train on the water at all, and then she could only train alone. She admitted, motivation was seeping out of her, the lack of competition making it difficult. With a slow start, 2020 kicked off for Puspure and her favourite colour remained to be gold!
In Poznan she defended her European title in what was anticipated to be the toughest yet. Puspure blew away the high-class field to retain her European Champion status. She won by over a boat length. Sanita Puspure has once again reminded everyone just how elite she is with a powerful and dominant performance in the Women’s Single Scull final in Poznan.
Double World Champion and now, Double European Champion.