Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rowing Nobel Prize Winners?

Yesterday, 10 December, posted the photograph above by Chris Kingston, and as a Swede I can not help stealing it as it was the Nobel Prize festivity on Saturday. Kingston writes about the blade: “I found this at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. It’s a decorative oar for a crew made up entirely of Cambridge University Nobel Prize winners.” This made me think if there has ever been a Nobel Prize winner who early in his, or her, life had been a rower. I can only come up with one name - Teddy Roosevelt. Do you know any others? Send an e-mail to if you do!

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