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Miami RowHouse 2020 Olympic Highlights

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Racing at the Olympics in Tokyo!

July 23 (Heats), July 25 (Quarterfinals),

July 29 (Semi-Finals), July 30 (Finals)

Congratulations to Alvaro Torres Masias, Veronica Toro Arana and Coach Franky.

You did it! You competed in the 2020 Olympics and made history in your 1x races for your countries.

Making History at the 2020 Olympics!

Congratulations to our RowHouse Olympic team. You worked extraordinarily hard with Coach Franky to achieve your dream of becoming an Olympian. Few ever have that chance to achieve such greatness in the sport of rowing.

Alvaro is the first Peruvian 1x rower at an Olympics to qualify top 3 in his Heat to go directly to the Quarterfinals;

 win his Semi-Final race that placed him in the C Final; and

finish w/ Peru's best 1x world rowing rank of 17th place.

Veronica is the first rower (female or male) to compete in a 1x in the Olympics for Puerto Rico.

She also qualified in the top 3 in her Heat to go directly to the Quarterfinals. 

Veronica finished 23rd in her historic Olympic Finals race.

Miami International RowHouse trains Novices up to Elite/ World Class rowers. If you are interested in any of our programs including training for the Olympics, please write us at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Click below for tv and print coverage of the MIRH Journey to the 2020 Olympics

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IAlvaro's first place finish in his Semi-Final race. Last 500 m.

Alvaro's 1st place win in his Semi-Final with a time of 7:02.49

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Veronica's Heat race featuring the last 500m. By finishing in the top 3 Veronica qualified to go directly to the Quarterfinals

Veronica's top 3 finish in her Heat.

Letter of Commendation from the Peruvian Rowing Federation

honoring Coach Franky's training of Alvaro Torres Masias that led to

"the best individual result in Peru's rowing history at the Olympic games."


Sept 6, 2021 Thank you note from Veronica Toro Arana to Coach Franky and her Olympic teammate Alvaro as she returns now to her medical school studies at Stanford University.


Both Alvaro and Veronica communicated with their family, friends and rowing fans through Instagram. Here are two posts from after their Final Races to their many fans!

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