WORLD ROWING CUP COMPLETES SECOND EVENT WITH WIDE MEDAL SPREAD

The 2018 World Rowing season continued with World Rowing Cup II in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria. The venue for the 2019 World Rowing Championships and first qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the event was an important test for teams and the event organisers. The regatta saw medals spread among 21 countries with Italy…

DUTCH DOMINANCE AT FIRST WORLD ROWING CUP OF THE SEASON

The 2018 World Rowing season promises to be an exciting one following a large medal spread at World Rowing Cup I in Belgrade, Serbia. Three days of racing concluded with 21 countries earning medals on the Ada Ciganlija regatta course on Sava Lake. But it was the dominant performance of the team from the Netherlands…

CZECH REPUBLIC TO HOST 2022 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, is pleased to announce that the 2022 World Rowing Championships has been attributed to the Czech Rowing Association for the Racice International Rowing and Canoeing Course. This will mark the second time that the Czech Republic has hosted the World Rowing Championships and it comes after a 29-year gap. In…

WORLD RECORDS AND SUCCESS AT INAUGURAL WORLD ROWING INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Three World Records were set at the first ever World Rowing Indoor Championships held in Alexandria, United States over the weekend. Olena Buryak of Ukraine won the open women’s category over the 2000m distance and in the process set a new World Record for the 30-39-year-old open women’s race. Her time of 6:26.1 was over…

2017 FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

World Rowing and Filippi Boats are on their way to pick the 2017 Filippi Spirit Award winner with the announcement of the top five finalists Featuring three Africans, a Serbian and one from Great Britain, the finalists were narrowed down from more than 20 applicants from 12 nations, including Olympic rowers, national team members and…

FINALISTS FOR 2017 WORLD ROWING AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Success at this year’s World Rowing Championships in the United States and success throughout the season helped determine the finalists for the 2017 World Rowing Awards. Public nomination drew over 1000 submissions for this year’s awards. The public nominations then went to the World Rowing Federation’s Council to select the finalists. The finalists demonstrate a…

FISA CONGRESS VOTES FOR GENDER EQUALITY ACROSS ALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, 2017 Ordinary Congress was held following the successful conclusion of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA. President Jean-Christophe Rolland opened the Congress and presented medals of honour to the representatives of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Randy Benderson for his work to create the venue and Paul Blackketter for…

WORLD ROWING AND WADA PROMOTE CLEAN ROWING AT 2017 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, and the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, are working together to promote clean sport by delivering the latest instalment of WADA’s Legacy Outreach programme (Legacy Outreach) at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA from 24 September to 1 October 2017 FISA Athletes Commission Chair Lenka Dienstbach-Wech spearheaded the concept…

TIME TO NOMINATE FOR THE 2017 FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, is pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2017 Filippi Spirit Award is now open. The Filippi Spirit Award is open to university students who, through the core values of rowing, have inspired exceptional success in other people’s lives in education, business, sport or charity. To recognise the…

LARGEST-EVER ENTRY AT WORLD ROWING MASTERS REGATTA

A record 4,700 masters rowers are heading to Bled, Slovenia for the 2017 World Rowing Masters Regatta. This record number of competitors demonstrates the continued growth of masters rowing witnessed in recent years and in Bled they will represent 860 rowing clubs from around the world. There are over 6,000 boat entries which make up…

RECORDS SET IN ENTRIES FOR 2017 WORLD ROWING JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

A huge entry of 742 rowers in 258 boats from 59 countries has been received for the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships which will take place on Galve Lake in Trakai, just near Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius, from 2 to 6 August 2017. Last year Italy topped the medals table and they are sending a…