List of world records in rowing

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

The Rowing World Records are the fastest times set over the international rowing distance of 2000 m. They are believed to be correct as of 24/8/2014.

On Water Records[edit]

Rowing times are strongly affected by weather conditions, and to a lesser extent by water temperature - the majority of these times were set in warm water with a strong tailwind. World best rowing times have also decreased because of improvements in technology to both the boats and the oars, along with improvements in the conditioning of the rowers.

Because environmental conditions have a strong impact on boat speed, FISA recognizes world best times instead of world records. A world best time is one recorded on a regatta course that has previously held the World Championships, Olympic Games, or World Cup since 1980. A number of record times were set at the 2005 World Championships held on the Nagara River at Kaizu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, but due to a fast current caused by heavy rainfall from the remnants of Typhoon Mawar, FISA declared that the race results were not eligible to be considered as world best times.

There is a category for lightweight rowing. For men the crew average, wearing racing kit, cannot exceed 70 kg (154 lb) and no rower may be over 72.5 kg (160 lb). For women the limits are 57 kg (126 lb) and 59 kg (130 lb).[1]

Men[edit]

Boat Time Crew Nation Date Meet Location Ref
M1x
Single sculls
6:33.35 Mahé Drysdale New Zealand New Zealand 2009 World Rowing Championship Poznań, Poland
M2-
Coxless pairs
6:08.50 Hamish Bond
Eric Murray
New Zealand New Zealand 2012 Summer Olympics Eton Dorney, England [2]
M2+
Coxed pairs
6:33.26 Hamish Bond
Eric Murray
Caleb Shepherd (coxswain)
New Zealand New Zealand 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
M2x
Double sculls
5:59.72 Martin Sinković
Valent Sinković
Croatia Croatia 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
M4-
Coxless four
5:37.86 Andrew Triggs-Hodge
Tom James
Pete Reed
Alex Gregory
United Kingdom Great Britain 2012 World Rowing Cup II Lucerne, Switzerland
M4+
Coxed four
5:58.96 Matthias Ungemach
Armin Eichholz
Armin Weyrauch
Bahne Rabe
Joerg Dederding (coxswain)
Germany Germany 1991 Vienna, Austria
M4x
Quad sculls
5:32.26 Artem Morozov
Olexandr Nadtoka
Dmytro Mikhay
Ivan Dovgodko
Ukraine Ukraine 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
M8+
Eight
5:19.35 Gabriel Bergen
Douglas Csima
Robert Gibson
Conlin McCabe
Malcolm Howard
Andrew Byrnes
Jeremiah Brown
Will Crothers
Brian Price (coxswain)
Canada Canada 2012 World Rowing Cup II Lucerne, Switzerland
LM1x
Lightweight single sculls
6:43.37 Miani Marcello Italy Italy 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
LM2-
Lightweight coxless pairs
6:22.91 Simon Niepmann
Lucas Tramer
Switzerland Switzerland 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
LM2x
Lightweight double sculls
6:05.36 John Smith
James Thompson
South Africa South Africa 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
LM4-
Lightweight coxless four
5:43.16 Kasper Winther Jørgensen
Jacob Larsen
Jacob Barsøe
Morten Jørgensen
Denmark Denmark 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
LM4x
Lightweight quad sculls
5:42.75 Georgios Konsolas
Spyridon Giannaros
Panagiotis Magdanis
Eleftherios Konsolas
Greece Greece 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
LM8+
Lightweight eight
5:30.24 Klaus Altena
Christian Dahlke
Thomas Melges
Bernhard Stomporowski
Michael Kobor
Uwe Maerz
Michael Buchheit
Kai von Warburg
Olaf Kaska (coxswain)
Germany Germany 1992 Montreal, Canada

The greatest distance rowed in 24 hours is 342 km (212.5 miles) by Hannes Obreno, Pierre Deloof, Tim Brys, Mathieu Foucaud, Thijs Obreno, Giel Vanschoenbeek, Arjan Van Belle and Thibaut Schollaert (all Belgians) on the watersportbaan, Ghent, Belgium, on 02-03 October 2014.

All eight participants are members of the Vlaamse Studenten Roeiers.

Women[edit]

Boat Time Crew Nation Year Meet Location Ref
W1x
Single sculls
7:07.71 Rumyana Neykova Bulgaria Bulgaria 2002 Seville, Spain
W2-
Coxless pairs
6:50.61 Helen Glover
Heather Stanning
United Kingdom Great Britain 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
W2x
Double sculls
6:37.31 Olympia Aldersey
Sally Kehoe
Australia Australia 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
W4-
Coxless four
6.14.36 Kayla Pratt
Kelsey Bevan
Grace Prendergast
Kerri Gowler
New Zealand New Zealand 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
W4x
Quad sculls
6:06.84 Carina Baer
Julia Lier
Annekatrin Thiele
Lisa Schmidla
Germany Germany 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam Netherlands
W8+
Eight
5:54.16 Amanda Polk
Kerry Simmonds
Emily Regan
Lauren Schmetterling
Grace Luczak
Caroline Lind
Victoria Opitz
Heidi Robbins
Katelin Snyder (coxswain)
United States United States 2013 Lucerne, Switzerland [3]
LW1x
Lightweight single sculls
7:28.15 Constanţa Burcică Romania Romania 1994 Paris, France
LW2-
Lightweight coxless pairs
7:18.32 Eliza Blair
Justine Joyce
Australia Australia 1997 Lac d'Aiguebelette, France
LW2x
Lightweight double sculls
6:48.56 Sophie Mackenzie
Julia Edward
New Zealand New Zealand 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands
LW4x
Lightweight quadruple sculls
6:15.95 Mirte Kraaijkamp
Elisabeth Woerner
Maaike Head
Ilse Paulis
Netherlands Netherlands 2014 World Rowing Championship Amsterdam, Netherlands

Indoor Records[edit]

Category Time Split Nation Year Name
Open Men 5:36.6 1:24.1 New Zealand New Zealand 2008 Rob Waddell
Lightweight Men 5:56.7 1:29.2 Denmark Denmark 2013 Henrik Stephansen
Open Women 6:28.4 1:37.1 France France 2005 Sophie Balmary
Lightweight Women 6:54.7 1:43.7 United States United States 2010 Ursula Grobler
  • Lwt Men: 75 kg (165 lb) maximum weight
  • Lwt Women: 61.5 kg (136 lb) maximum weight [4]

Note: the standard machine for indoor records is the Concept2 indoor rower. "Split" refers to the average time to complete 500 m (i.e. the 2000 m time divided by 4).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FISA rule book - rule 31". FISA. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "World's best time for New Zealand duo". Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shockers in the eights at the Lucerne World Cup". World Rowing. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ http://concept2.co.uk/records/

Sources[edit]