Rowing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

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at the XIII Paralympic Games
Rowing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Paralympic Rowing
Venue Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
Dates 9–11 September 2008
Rowing at the
2008 Summer Paralympics

Rowing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Men's single sculls
Women's single sculls
Mixed double sculls
Mixed coxed four

Rowing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held in Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park from 9 September to 11 September. This was the first time that rowing was competed at the Paralympic Games.


Rowers were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows rowers to compete against others with a similar level of function.

Rowing classes were:

  • LTA (Legs, Trunk and Arms) - Mixed coxed fours
  • TA (Trunk and Arms) - Mixed double sculls
  • A (Arms only) - Men's and women's singles


Four rowing events were held:

  • Men's Single Sculls A
  • Women's Single Sculls A
  • Mixed Double Sculls TA
  • Mixed Four Coxed LTA


There were 96 athletes (48 male, 48 female) taking part in this sport.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their rowers (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 2 0 1 3
2  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
2  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
4  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
5  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
5  Belarus (BLR) 0 1 0 1
5  Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 0 1
8  Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
8  Israel (ISR) 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 4


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's single sculls
Tom Aggar
 Great Britain
Oleksandr Petrenko
Eli Nawi
Women's single sculls
Helene Raynsford
 Great Britain
Liudmila Vauchok
Laura Schwanger
 United States
Mixed double sculls
 China (CHN)
Zhou Yangjing
Shan Zilong
 Australia (AUS)
John Maclean
Kathryn Ross
 Brazil (BRA)
Elton Santana
Josiane Lima
Mixed coxed four
 Italy (ITA)
Paola Protopapa
Luca Agoletto
Daniele Signore
Graziana Saccocci
Cox: Alessandro Franzetti
 United States (USA)
Emma Preuschl
Tracy Tackett
Jesse Karmazin
Jamie Dean
Cox: Simona Chin
 Great Britain (GBR)
Vicki Hansford
Naomi Riches
Alastair McKean
James Morgan
Cox: Alan Sherman


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