Daniel Topolski

Daniel Topolski last April spoke, in the Telegraph,  about the protest made at this year’s Oxford Cambridge boat race by Trenton Oldfield. He agrees with Oxford crew member, Will Zeng’s sentiment that the protest was unfairly disrupting the efforts of these hardworking and dedicated students. According to the article, Zeng believes they are elitists.

Daniel Topolski

Picture by Stefan Lubomirski de Vaux

He knows what it is like to have one’s honest efforts thwarted. He tells his story of the Oxford Boat Race in 1987 in “True Blue”. His team mutinied against him citing his training methods as being too tough despite his having brought to an end Cambridge’s run of victories. Topolski effectively fielded his B team and won against a particularly strong Cambridge team.
You can buy Daniel´s fascinating story, “True Blue”, here.

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