Prendes Named to FISA Athlete Commission

Two-time Olympian in the lightweight men’s four and nine-time USRowing National Team athlete, Robin Prendes, has been named to the FISA Athlete Commission through December 2019. Prendes’ career in international competition spans from 2006 to 2016 and includes eighth and 10th-place finishes at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016, respectively. In his retirement from competition, Prendes has been nominated to serve as a representative for active elite rowers and to act as a liaison between FISA and the elite athlete community.

With a lengthy career as an oarsmen, Prendes is well equipped to utilize his experience in the boat in order to better serve the elite athlete community. His main focus will be advocating for the athletes he once trained and competed with.

“I am looking forward to helping improve the athlete experience,” said Prendes. “As an athlete, your main focus is on training and performing to the best of your abilities. My goal as an athlete rep is to support athletes so they can reach their full potential. If I can make an impact in either their training or racing, I will be happy with my work.”

Prendes, was born in Mantanzas, Cuba, before moving to Miami, Florida, where he began rowing in 2001 at the American Barge Club. Throughout his career, Prendes was a member of nine national teams: Junior (2006), Under 23 (2008, 2010), and Senior (2011-2016).

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