2008 World Rowing Championships

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The 31st World Rowing Championships were held between July 22 and July 27, 2008 in conjunction with the World Junior Rowing Championships in Linz/Ottensheim, Austria.

Since 2008 was an Olympic year for rowing, the World Championships did not include Olympic events scheduled for the 2008 Summer Olympics, or the adaptive rowing events at the 2008 Summer Paralympics.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event: Gold: Time Silver: Time Bronze: Time
M2+  Canada
Gabriel Bergen (b)
James Dunaway (s)
Mark Laidlaw (c)
7:06.69  France
Sebastien Lente (b)
Benjamin Lang (s)
Benjamin Manceau (c)
7:08.64  Australia
Nick Baxter (b)
Fergus Pragnell (s)
Hugh Rawlinson (c)
7:09.30
LM1x  New Zealand
Duncan Grant
6:52.38  Netherlands
Jaap Schouten
6:52.73  Greece
Ilias Pappas
6:55.00
LM2-  Greece
Nikolaos Gkountoulas (b)
Apostolos Gkountoulas (s)
6:40.92  Italy
Andrea Caianiello (b)
Armando Dell'Aquila(s)
6:42.88  Serbia
Goran Nedeljković (b)
Miloš Tomić (s)
6:45.25
LM4x  Italy
Franco Sancassani (b)
Daniele Gilardoni (2)
Stefano Basalini (3)
Daniele Danesin (s)
5:57.30  France
Remi Di Girolamo (b)
Jeremie Azou (2)
Fabrice Moreau (3)
Pierre-Etienne Pollez (s)
5:57.56  Germany
Stephan Schad (b)
Knud Lange (2)
Felix Oevermann (3)
Michael Wieler (s)
5:59.50
LM8+  United States
Simon Carcagno (b)
Andrew Bolton (2)
Colin Farrell (3)
Mike Altman (4)
Patrick Todd (5)
Will Daly (6)
Thomas Paradiso (7)
Matt Muffelman (s)
Ned del Guercio (c)
5:50.29  Germany
Matthias Veit (b)
Marc Rippel (2)
Johann-Sebastian Diemann (3)
Jonas Schuetzeberg (4)
Matthias Schoemann-Finck (5)
Adrian Bretting (6)
Olaf Beckmann (7)
Axel Schuster (s)
Martin Sauer (c)
5:51.69  Netherlands
Pieter Rom Colthoff (b)
Diederick van den Bouwhuijsen (2)
Reinoud de Groot (3)
Dennis Beemsterboer (4)
Rutger Bruil (5)
Jolmer van der Sluis (6)
Maarten Tromp (7)
Maarten De Boer (s)
Ryan Den Drijver (c)
5:52.37

Women[edit]

Event: Gold: Time Silver: Time Bronze: Time
W4-  Belarus
Hanna Nakhayeva (b)
Volha Shcharbachenia (2)
Natallia Helakh (3)
Yuliya Bichyk (s)
6:39.89  United States
Karen Colwell (b)
Stesha Carle (2)
Sarah Trowbridge (3)
Esther Lofgren (s)
6:43.56  Denmark
Maria Pertl (b)
Lisbet Jakobsen (2)
Fie Graugaard (3)
Lea Jakobsen (s)
6:44.69
LW1x   Switzerland
Pamela Weisshaupt
7:43.26  Ireland
Sinead Jennings
7:43.81  Croatia
Mirna Rajle Brodanac
7:47.15
LW4x  Australia
Ingrid Fenger (b)
Bronwen Watson (2)
Miranda Bennett (3)
Alice McNamara (s)
6:36.41  Poland
Monika Myszk (s)
Magdalena Kemnitz (2)
Weronika Deresz (3)
Ilona Mokronowska (s)
6:39.38  United States
Elizabeth Peters (b)
Wendy Tripician (2)
Rebecca Smith (3)
Hannah Moore (s)
6:40.77

Medals table[edit]

Place Nation Total
1  United States 1 1 1 3
2  Italy 1 1 0 2
3  Australia 1 0 1 2
 Greece 1 0 1 2
5  Belarus 1 0 0 1
 Canada 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
  Switzerland 1 0 0 1
9  France 0 2 0 2
10  Germany 0 1 1 2
 Netherlands 0 1 1 2
12  Ireland 0 1 0 1
 Poland 0 1 0 1
14  Croatia 0 0 1 1
 Denmark 0 0 1 1
 Serbia 0 0 1 1
Total 8 8 8 24