Holly Hatton: (Almost) An Olympic Rower
Holly Hatton is a rowing coach at the Bare Hill Rowing Club in Harvard, Massachusetts. She’ll also be competing in this weekend’s Head of the Charles regatta.
But even more than that, Holly Hatton was once almost an Olympian. She was on the 1980 US rowing team… the same team that never made it to the 1980 games in Moscow, because of a US boycott following the Soviet’s invasion of Afghanistan.
But Holly never gave up. She and her team have been racing, in one form or another, in the Head of the Charles just about every year for the past three decades.
Radio Boston host, Meghna Chakrabarti sat down with her on the banks of the Charles River, where she explained why this regatta means so much to her, so many years after she was denied her shot at Olympic gold.
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WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer is co-hosting Radio Boston while Meghna Chakrabarti is on maternity leave.
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