1951 European Rowing Championships

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1951 European Rowing Championships
VenueMâcon regatta course
LocationMâcon, France
Dates23 August (women) & 24–? August (men)

The 1951 European Rowing Championships were rowing championships held on the Mâcon regatta course on the Saône in Mâcon, France. Men competed in all seven Olympic boat classes (M1x, M2x, M2-, M2+, M4-, M4+, M8+).[1] The regatta is notable as the first test event for international women's rowing organised by the International Rowing Federation (FISA), with four countries competing in four boat classes (W1x, W2x, W4+, W8+) over the shorter race distance of 1,000 m (men competed over 2,000 m). The purpose of the test event was to see whether women's rowing should formally become part of the FISA-organised European Rowing Championships.[2]

Women's test event[edit]

The French rowing association (Federation Francaise de Societés d’Aviron) organised the test event. Four countries sent teams; France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Denmark. The four boat classes competed in were the single scull (W1x), double scull (W2x), coxed four (W4+), and eight (W8+). There were three boats nominated for the double scull, but all countries had boats compete in the other boat classes. Great Britain came third in all four races.[2]

The women would have their second test event in Amsterdam in 1952. There were no European Rowing Championships that year as the Olympic Games were held in Helsinki, and whenever the Olympic Games were held in Europe the European Rowing Championships would be skipped. The same four countries competed in Amsterdam in the same four boat classes.[2]

Medal summary – men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time
M1x[3]  Denmark
Erik Larsen
 Great Britain
Tony Fox
  Switzerland
Paul Meyer
M2x[4]   Switzerland
Peter Stebler
Émile Knecht
 Italy
Silvio Bergamini
Antonio Balossi
 Sweden
Tore Johansson
Curt Brunnqvist
M2-[5]  Belgium
Michel Knuysen
Bob Baetens
 Denmark
Bent Jensen
Palle Tillisch
  Switzerland
Hans Kalt
Kurt Schmid
M2+[6]  Italy
Giuseppe Ramani
Aldo Tarlao
Luciano Marion (cox)
  Switzerland
Alex Siebenhaar
Walter Lüchinger
Walter Ludin (cox)
 Denmark
Frederik Mönster
Knud Bröchner-Nielsen
Reimer Pagh (cox)
M4-[7]  Belgium
Charles Van Antwerpen
Jos Rosa
Harry Elzendoorn
Florent Caers
 Denmark
Eivin Kristensen
Carl Nielsen
Harry Nielsen
Paul Locht
 France
Pierre Blondiaux
Jean-Jacques Guissart
Gérald Maquat
Jean-Pierre Souche
M4+[8]  Italy
Reginaldo Polloni
Francesco Gotti
Angelo Ghidini
Guido Cristinelli
Domenico Cambieri (cox)
  Switzerland
Rico Bianchi
Karl Weidmann
Émile Ess
Heini Scheller
Walter Ludin (cox)
 Spain
Miguel Palau
Salvador Costa
Joaquin Cortada Perez
Pedro Massana
Luis Omedes (cox)
M8+[9]  Great Britain
David Jennens
James Crowden
William Windham
J. R. Dingle
John Jones
Nicholas Clack
David Macklin
Harry Almond
John Hinde (cox)
 Denmark
Per Lauridsen
Aksel Möller Schiolts
Mogens Snogdahl
Björn Brönnum
Leif Hermansen
Ole Scavenius Jensen
Helge Muxoll Schrøder
Jørn Snogdahl
John Vilhelmsen (cox)
 Netherlands
G. Ockeloen
H. A. Roell
R. J. Sielcken
H. E. ten Broeke
Jan op den Velde
J. L. Klei
Cate A. ten Bruggen
H. Marcus
P. F. W. Dekker (cox)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1951 European Championships". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Smalman-Smith, Helena. "1951–1953 International Women's Regattas". Rowing Story. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Einer)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Doppelzweier)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  5. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier ohne Steuermann)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  6. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier m. Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  7. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer o.Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  8. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer m.Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  9. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 29 March 2018.