1963 European Rowing Championships (men)

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1963 European Rowing Championships (men)
VenueLake Bagsværd
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark
Dates14–18 August

The 1963 European Rowing Championships for men were rowing championships held on Lake Bagsværd near the Danish capital Copenhagen;[1] the competition for women was held the following month in Moscow. The regatta in Copenhagen was held from 14 to 18 August.[2]

German participation[edit]

The rowing federations of East and West Germany met at the end of July in Hanover to discuss how their rowers should be represented. FISA did not recognise East Germany as a country and insisted on one German team per boat class. The negotiations were overshadowed by political tension—the Berlin Wall had been built two years earlier—and did not result in an agreement. The decision was thus made by FISA that selection trials for men were to be held at the Olympic regatta course in Grünau in East Berlin on 9 August.[2][3] The West German rowers won the races in all seven boat classes. The closest result was the photo finish of the coxless pair, where the West German team was 0.05 seconds ahead.[4][5]

At a FISA meeting held in conjunction with the 1963 regatta, the East German rowing association asked for separate German teams to be allowed to compete in future. The vote on the item was 37 against and 15 in favour of the proposal, and the motion was thus rejected.[6]

Medal summary – men's events[edit]

The finals were held during heavy rain.[7] In the single sculls, the inaugural world champion, Vyacheslav Ivanov, came fourth. Medallists at the 1963 European Rowing Championships for men were:[8]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time
M1x[9]  Czechoslovakia
Václav Kozák
7:11.84  Netherlands
Rob Groen
7:14.22  West Germany
Helmut Lebert
7:19.47
M2x[10]  Czechoslovakia
Vladimír Andrs
Pavel Hofmann
6:43.54  United States
Seymour Cromwell
Donald Spero
6:47.06  Soviet Union
Oleg Tyurin
Boris Dubrovskiy
6:52.78
M2-[11]  Italy
Mario Petri
Paolo Mosetti
6:53.28  West Germany
Günther Zumkeller
Dieter Bender
6:55.34  Netherlands
Jim Enters
Herman Boelen
6:57.50
M2+[12]  West Germany
Klaus-Günter Jordan
Wolfgang Neuß
Frank Steinhäuser (cox)
7:21.70  Netherlands
Sipke Castelein
Sjoerd Wartena
E. de Voogd (cox)
7:30.08  Romania
Ionel Petrov
Gheorghe Riefelt
Oprea Păunescu (cox)
7:33.31
M4-[13]  West Germany
Gerd Wolter
Klaus Bittner
Egon Böttcher
Christian Prey
6:13.88  Italy
Romano Sgheiz
Fulvio Balatti
Giovanni Zucchi
Luciano Sgheiz
6:16.53  France
André Fevret
Roger Chatelain
Philippe Malivoire
Jean-Pierre Drivet
6:11.97
M4+[14]  West Germany
Peter Neusel
Bernhard Britting
Joachim Werner
Egbert Hirschfelder
Jürgen Oelke (cox)
6:29.60  Czechoslovakia
Karel Karafiát
René Líbal
Jaroslav Starosta
Jan Štefan
Ivan Papirnik (cox)
6:33.81  Soviet Union
Yevgeny Levitskas
Romas Levitskas
Celistinas Jutcis
Povilas Lutkattis
Igor Rudakov (cox)
6:37.92
M8+[15]  West Germany
Bernd Kruse
Ingo Kliefoth
Karl-Heinrich von Groddeck
Hans-Jürgen Wallbrecht
Klaus Behrens
Klaus Aeffke
Jürgen Plagemann
Horst Meyer
Thomas Ahrens (cox)
6:04.19  Soviet Union
Juozas Jagelavičius
Vytautas Briedis
Petras Karla
Volodymyr Sterlik
Yury Suslin
Zigmas Jukna
Antanas Bagdonavičius
Ričardas Vaitkevičius
Yuriy Lorentsson (cox)
6:07.98  Czechoslovakia
Oldřich Tikal
Bohumil Janoušek
Jiří Lundák
Jan Mrvík
Otakar Mareček
Richard Nový
Josef Věntus
Luděk Pojezný
Miroslav Koníček (cox)
6:13.94

Medals table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 West Germany (FRG)4116
2 Czechoslovakia (TCH)2114
3 Italy (ITA)1102
4 Netherlands (NED)0213
5 Soviet Union (URS)0123
6 United States (USA)0101
7 France (FRA)0011
 Romania (ROM)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Gegen die Ruder-Weltmeister". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 19 (215). 8 August 1963. p. 7. Retrieved 12 January 2018.(registration required)
  3. ^ "Ruder-Ausscheidung In Grünau". Berliner Zeitung (in German). 19 (210). 3 August 1963. p. 7. Retrieved 12 January 2018.(registration required)
  4. ^ "Kein Sieg für DDR-Ruderer". Neue Zeit (in German). 19 (184). 10 August 1963. p. 2. Retrieved 12 January 2018.(registration required)
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  8. ^ "Aus aller Welt". Neue Zeit (in German). 19 (192). 20 August 1963. p. 7. Retrieved 17 January 2018.(registration required)
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