European Rowing Championships

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The European Rowing Championships is an international Rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation) for European rowing nations, plus Israel which, though not a member of the European federation is treated as a European nation for competition purposes.[1]

History[edit]

The first regatta held as a European Rowing Championships was held in 1893, and regattas continued under that name until the 1960s. As of 1962, the event was replaced (one year in four) by the World Rowing Championships, which then became an annual event from 1974. Women's events were introduced in 1954, the first international races for women,[2] but even then men's and women's events were held on different days.

On 27 May 2006 the FISA members voted to re-introduce a separate European Rowing Championships in its own right.

In the first event there were only 3 events (men's single, coxed four and eight) and only ten entries. Races were 3,000 m long, except for singles – which were only 2,000 m.

In 2007, when the European Rowing Championship was re-introduced, there were 14 Olympic boat classes racing over 2,000m. Historically the leading European nations, notably Great Britain and Germany, had taken a haphazard approach to attending the championships. Following the 2012 Summer Olympics, however, both fully committed to the event going forward, and from that date, the championships have progressed rapidly to represent one of the key events in world rowing; given the historic and modern strength of European rowing, they rank behind only the Olympic Games, World Championships and World Cup Series. In Olympic years, when World Championships are not held, they provide a key test ahead of the Olympic regatta, in addition to a significant competitive opportunity in their own right.

In 2015, European Rowing announced that the 2018 edition of the championships would form part of the first European Championships, a co-branded multi-sport event organised by, and consisting of the European championships of, the individual European sports federations.

Venues (1893–1973)[3][edit]

Venues (since 2007)[edit]

Year City Country Note
2007 Poznań
Lake Malta
 Poland
2008 Marathon
Schinias
 Greece
2009 Brest  Belarus
2010 Montemor-o-Velho  Portugal
2011 Plovdiv  Bulgaria
2012 Varese  Italy
2013 Seville  Spain
2014 Belgrade  Serbia
2015 Poznań  Poland [4]
2016 Brandenburg  Germany [5]
2017 Račice  Czech Republic
2018[a] Glasgow  Great Britain [6]

Medal table (2007–2017)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Greece 20 7 1 28
2  Germany 19 22 16 57
3  Italy 17 16 15 48
4  Romania 17 5 9 31
5  Great Britain 13 12 12 37
6  Czech Republic 13 9 10 32
7  France 10 5 9 24
8  Ukraine 10 3 11 24
9  Lithuania 8 6 2 16
10  Poland 7 21 9 37
11  Belarus 7 7 8 22
12  Russia 5 9 9 23
13   Switzerland 5 2 7 14
14  Croatia 4 4 5 13
15  Estonia 4 3 1 8
16  Netherlands 3 15 11 29
17  Serbia 3 7 10 20
18  Denmark 3 6 1 10
19  Austria 2 3 1 6
20  Ireland 2 2 2 6
21  Hungary 2 1 2 5
22  Portugal 1 3 2 6
23  Sweden 1 2 2 5
24  Slovakia 1 2 1 4
25  Bulgaria 1 0 2 3
26  Norway 0 1 6 7
27  Spain 0 1 4 5
28  Belgium 0 1 3 4
29  Azerbaijan 0 1 0 1
 Finland 0 1 0 1
 Latvia 0 1 0 1
32  Slovenia 0 0 3 3
TOTAL 178 178 174 530

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to European Rowing Championships at Wikimedia Commons