World Rowing Championships

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Rowing World Championships)
Jump to: navigation, search

The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organized by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). It is a week-long event held at the end of the northern hemisphere summer and in non-Olympic years is the highlight of the international rowing calendar.

The first event was held in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1962.[1][2] The event then was held every four years until 1974, when it became an annual competition. Also in 1974, Men's lightweight and Women's open weight events were added to the championships. In 1985 Women's lightweight events were added to the schedule.

Since 1996, during (Summer) Olympic years, the Junior World Rowing Championships are held at the same time.

In 2002 adaptive rowing events were introduced for the following classes of disability: LTA (legs, trunk and arms), TA (trunk, arms), and A (arms-only). In 2009 the A category was replaced by AS (arms and shoulders), and an ID (intellectually disabled) category was added (but then removed after the 2011 Championships).

Boats[edit]

Rowing takes place in 21 different boat classes, apart from during Olympic years when only non-Olympic boat classes race. National teams generally take less interest in the non-Olympic events, as the Olympic events are considered the "premier" events.

The table below shows the boat classes, "O" indicates the boat races at both the Olympics and World Championships. "WC" indicates this is only a World Championship event. After 2007, the coxed fours (4+) no longer runs as a world championship event. Similarly after 2011 the women's coxless four was no longer included, but it was reintroduced in 2013.

Boat Men Lwt Men Women Lwt Women
1x Single sculls O WC O WC
2x Double sculls O O O O
2- Coxless pairs O WC O
2+ Coxed pairs WC
4x Quad sculls O WC O WC
4- Coxless fours O O WC
4+ Coxed fours
8+ Eights O WC O

Venues[edit]

Ed. Year City Country Date
1. 1962 Lucerne
Rotsee
  Switzerland
2. 1966 Bled
Lake Bled
 Yugoslavia
3. 1970 St. Catharines
Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course
 Canada
4. 1974 Lucerne
Rotsee
  Switzerland
5. 1975 Nottingham
Holme Pierrepont
 Great Britain
6. 1977 Amsterdam
Bosbaan
 Netherlands
7. 1978 Hamilton
Lake Karapiro
 New Zealand
8. 1979 Bled
Lake Bled
 Yugoslavia September 3 – September 9
9. 1980 Hazewinkel  Belgium
10. 1981 Munich
Oberschleißheim
 West Germany
11. 1982 Lucerne
Rotsee
  Switzerland
12. 1983 Duisburg  West Germany
13. 1984 Montreal
Île Notre-Dame
 Canada
14. 1985 Hazewinkel  Belgium
15. 1986 Nottingham
Holme Pierrepont
 Great Britain
16. 1987 Copenhagen  Denmark
17. 1988 Milan  Italy
18. 1989 Bled
Lake Bled
 Yugoslavia September 3 – September 10
19. 1990 Tasmania
Lake Barrington
 Australia October 24 – November 4
20. 1991 Vienna  Austria August 24 – August 25
21. 1992 Montreal
Île Notre-Dame
 Canada
22. 1993 Račice
Roudnice
 Czech Republic May 8 – May 9
23. 1994 Indianapolis
Eagle Creek Park
 United States September 17 – September 18
24. 1995 Tampere
Kaukajärvi
 Finland August 25 – August 27
25. 1996 Motherwell
Strathclyde Country Park
 Great Britain August 5 – August 11
26. 1997 Aiguebelette  France August 31 – September 7
27. 1998 Cologne
Fühlingen
 Germany September 6 – September 13
28. 1999 St. Catharines
Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course
 Canada August 22 – August 29
29. 2000 Zagreb
Jarun
 Croatia August 1 – August 6
30. 2001 Lucerne
Rotsee
  Switzerland August 19 – August 26
31. 2002 Seville
Guadalquivir
 Spain September 15 – September 22
32. 2003 Milan
Idroscalo
 Italy August 24 – August 31
33. 2004 Banyoles
Lake of Banyoles
 Spain July 27 – August 1
34. 2005 Kaizu, Gifu
Nagaragawa International Regatta Course
 Japan August 29 – September 4
35. 2006 Dorney
Dorney Lake
 Great Britain August 20 – August 27
36. 2007 Munich
Oberschleißheim
 Germany August 26 – September 2
37. 2008 Ottensheim  Austria July 20 – July 27
38. 2009 Poznań
Lake Malta
 Poland August 23 – August 30
39. 2010 Hamilton
Lake Karapiro
 New Zealand October 29 – November 7
40. 2011 Bled
Lake Bled
 Slovenia August 28 – September 4
41. 2012 Plovdiv  Bulgaria August 15 – August 19
42. 2013 Chungju
Tangeum Lake
 South Korea August 25 – September 1
43. 2014 Amsterdam
Bosbaan
 Netherlands August 24 – August 31
44. 2015 Aiguebelette
Lac d'Aiguebelette
 France August 30 – September 6
45. 2016 Rotterdam
Willem-Alexanderbaan
 Netherlands August ?? – August 28
46. 2017 Sarasota
Nathan Benderson Park
 United States

September 24 - October 1

47. 2018 Plovdiv  Bulgaria
Times Hosted Host Country
4 Switzerland Switzerland, Canada Canada, United Kingdom Great Britain, Germany Germany
3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
2 New Zealand New Zealand, Netherlands Netherlands, Belgium Belgium, Italy Italy, Austria Austria, Spain Spain, France France
1 South Korea South Korea, Denmark Denmark, Australia Australia, Czech Republic Czech Republic, United States United States, Finland Finland, Croatia Croatia, Japan Japan, Poland Poland, Slovenia Slovenia, Bulgaria Bulgaria

Multiple medallist[edit]

Athlete Nation Born Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Tot.
Daniele Gilardoni  Italy 1976 11 1 1 13
Matthew Pinsent  Great Britain 1970 10 0 2 12
Steve Redgrave  Great Britain 1962 9 2 1 12
Franco Sancassani  Italy 1974 9 2 1 12
Francesco Esposito  Italy 1955 9 1 1 11
Giuseppe Di Capua  Italy 1958 8 3 1 12
Andrea Re  Italy 1963 8 1 2 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Origins of the Championships, Rowing History, Australia.
  2. ^ Previous Venues, 2010 World Rowing Championships, New Zealand.

External links[edit]