Sports fans will have watched with interest as Steve Redgrave, four times Olympic gold medallist, agonised over whether to continue rowing. But many will be unaware that a similar dilemma now faces Jackie Marlow, marketing services manager for ISBA.
Marlow, 27, is captain of the Great Britain Ladies Canoe Polo team – which won the world championships last year – and could go on to greater glory as canoe polo is to become an Olympic sport at the 2000 Sydney games.
“I haven’t got a clue what I will do,” she says. ISBA sources say director general John Hooper would love her to carry on – and help improve on Britain’s rather sorry medal tally from the Atlanta games.