Yesterday at the CRASH-B Sprint World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, USA, Faroe Island’s Dánjal Martin Hofgaard won the men’s open lightweight discipline.
The Men’s Open Lwt was won by Danjal Martin Hofgaard in 6:16.7 – first ever Open gold medal for the Faroe Islands. #crashb
— Concept2 (@concept2) March 1, 2015
Get this, Dánjal Martin born 1989 is a childhood friend of Pál Joensen born 1990, from the same tiny street of Skálabeiti in Vágur (population 1361) in Faroe Islands (population 49,709). They grew up training under first coach Johan Martin Thorsteinsson in the local swim club Vágs Svimjifelag (VS), and then under coach Jón Bjarnason in the merged swim club Suðuroyar Svimjifelag (SuSvim).
A huge #shoutout to my former training partner, childhood neighbor and great friend Dánjal Martin Hofgaard. Today he became #WorldChampion in indoor rowing!!!💪 #throwback to two young troublemakers that aimed high from the start. “Man skal helst búgva á Skálabeiti”
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One is currently the European vice-champion in the 800 and 1500 meter freestyle. The other is the World Champion in indoor rowing.
We don’t care about odds. Framá Føroyar !