1955 European Rowing Championships (men)

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1955 European Rowing Championships (men)
Watersportbaan gent1.JPG
The Watersportbaan in 2004
VenueWatersportbaan
LocationGhent, Belgium
Dates25–28 August
Competitorsc. 400 from 21 nations

The 1955 European Rowing Championships for men were rowing championships held in the Belgian city of Ghent. The venue was the Watersportbaan, which was built for these championships and was part of Belgium's preparation for their bid to host the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1] The competition for women had been held earlier in the month in Bucharest.[2] The event in Ghent was held from 25 to 28 August and they competed in all seven Olympic boat classes (M1x, M2x, M2-, M2+, M4-, M4+, M8+). Some 400 competitors form 21 countries competed.[3]

German participation[edit]

The National Olympic Committee of the GDR was granted provisional membership in 1955 and as a next step, East Germany tried to gain membership of the individual sporting organisations that participated in Olympic disciplines. In July 1955, the East German rowing association applied for a license from FISA, the International Rowing Federation, to be able to nominate their rowers at the European Championships in Bucharest (women) and Ghent (men). FISA's response was that the next congress, to be held just prior to the championships in Ghent, will decide on the matter. Therefore, East German teams could not compete in 1955.[4] At the congress, East Germany was unanimously accepted as a new member.[5]

West Germany was represented in Ghent in six boat classes.[6]

Medal summary – men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time
M1x[7]  Poland
Teodor Kocerka
 Soviet Union
Yuriy Tyukalov
 Netherlands
Rob van Mesdag
M2x[8]  Soviet Union
Heorhiy Zhylin
Ihor Yemchuk
 Czechoslovakia
Albert Krajmer
František Reich
 Yugoslavia
Perica Vlašić
Nikola Lucsin
M2-[9]  Soviet Union
Igor Buldakov
Viktor Ivanov
 Belgium
Michel Knuysen
Bob Baetens
 Argentina
Jorge Gluzzman
Eduardo Gluzzman
M2+[10]   Switzerland
Gottfried Kottmann
Rolf Streuli
Walter Ludin (cox)
 Finland
Veli Lehtelä
Toimi Pitkänen
Matti Niemi (cox)
 France
Claude Martin
Édouard Leguery
Daniel Forget (cox)
M4-[11]  Romania
Tiberiu Macean
Anton Sinceac
Nicolae Radu
Ștefan Pongratz
 Denmark
Ib Jensen
Bent Brönnum
Leif Hermansen
Björn Brönnum
 Finland
Jorma Salonen
Reino Poutanen
Eero Lehtovirta
Kauko Hänninen
M4+[12]  Argentina
Juan Ecker
Emilio Czerner
Jorge Schneider
Alfredo Czerner
Gerardo Santos (cox)
 Sweden
Evert Gunnarsson
Ivar Aronsson
Gösta Eriksson
Olle Larsson
Bertil Göransson (cox)
 Finland
Jorma Salonen
Reino Poutanen
Eero Lehtovirta
Kauko Hänninen
Rolf Tuominen (cox)
M8+[13]  Soviet Union
Yevgeny Brago
Vladimir Rodimushkin
Slava Amiragov
Yevgeny Samsonov
Igor Borisov
Leonid Gissen
Aleksey Komarov
Vladimir Kryukov
Vladimir Petrov (cox)
 Sweden
Evert Gunnarsson
Ivar Aronsson
Rune Andersson
Lennart Hansson
Bo Gustavsson
Gösta Eriksson
Olle Larsson
Bertil Göransson (cox)
 West Germany
Hans Betz
Günter Harms
Roland Freihoff
Heinz Zünkler
Hans Wielath
Walter Gisske
Herbert Gossel
Hermann Semrau
Friedel Iserloh (cox)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watersportbaan". multimania.fr. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Generalproben für die Olympiade 1956". Neue Zeit (in German). 11 (11). 14 January 1955. p. 5. Retrieved 1 March 2018.(registration required)
  3. ^ "Der Sport am Wochenende". Neue Zeit (in German). 11 (199). 26 August 1955. p. 5. Retrieved 4 March 2018.(registration required)
  4. ^ "Ruderer haben ein Recht auf Anerkennung". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 11 (174). 28 July 1955. p. 4. Retrieved 4 March 2018.(registration required)
  5. ^ "Sektion Rudern anerkannt". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 11 (210). 8 September 1955. p. 4. Retrieved 4 March 2018.(registration required)
  6. ^ "Nur zwei Boote im Halbfinale". Neue Zeit (in German). 11 (200). 27 August 1955. p. 6. Retrieved 4 March 2018.(registration required)
  7. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Einer)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  8. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Doppelzweier)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  9. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier ohne Steuermann)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  10. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Zweier m. Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  11. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer o.Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  12. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Vierer m.Stm.)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  13. ^ Heckert, Karlheinz. "Rudern – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Achter)" (in German). Sport Komplett. Retrieved 2 March 2018.