alderseyMarco Penna was born in 1972 in a place named to be Mantua. He is a famous Italian rower who competed in the Olympics in the years 1996, 2000 and 2004. In the ancient days, Rowing was used as the means of transport for traveling from one place to another. Initially, it was started in England in the 17th century. This rowing became a popular one only in the 19th century in Europe and later it was exported to America. In the racing, there are two types of events known as the sculling and sweep oar.