Born in 2006, she is a native of Orendain. She is a rower for Orioko Arraunketa Elkartea and is currently competing in the Bateles and Skull categories. It is a deeply rooted sport all along the Cantabrian coast. We were struck by the fact that despite living in Orendain, an inland mountain village, her sport is rowing, as she has to travel 40 minutes to get there and back to train, more than once a week.
Women’s rowing has experienced a notable increase since 2008, and that same year the 1st Women’s Flag of La Concha was held. It was a milestone. That 1st Flag filled the front pages of the press, being a recognition for women athletes.
Seeing the passion and commitment that Irati has for rowing, we are sure that she will be able to participate in the Flag of the Concha in a few years, if she wants to. Good luck!