|1974 World Rowing Championships|
|Dates||Men (4–8 September)|
Women (29 August – 1 September)
The 1974 World Rowing Championships was the fourth World Rowing Championships. It was held from 4 to 8 September 1974 (for men) and from 29 August to 1 September 1974 (for women)on the Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland. The event was significantly extended from the 1970 edition, with the addition of both women's and lightweight men's events. Six women boat classes were added, three lightweight men classes, plus quad scull for men, increasing the number of boat classes from seven in 1970 to seventeen in 1974. This was also the last World Championships held on a quadrennial cycle – from this point, World Championships were held annually.
Medalists at the 1974 World Rowing Championships:
|Country & rowers||Time||Country & rowers||Time||Country & rowers||Time|
|M1x|| East Germany |
|7:20.11|| United States |
|7:23.95|| Soviet Union |
|M2x|| East Germany |
|6:35.95|| Norway |
|6:38.34|| Great Britain |
|M4x|| East Germany |
|6:04.01|| Soviet Union |
|6:05.79|| Czechoslovakia |
|M2-|| East Germany |
|6:59.09|| Romania |
|7:03.99|| Poland |
|M4-|| East Germany |
|6:19.20|| Soviet Union |
|6:22.83|| West Germany |
Peter van Roye
|M2+|| Soviet Union |
|7:21.90|| East Germany |
|7:27.86|| Czechoslovakia |
|M4+|| East Germany |
|6:26.38|| Soviet Union |
|6:27.34|| West Germany |
|M8+|| United States |
|5:46.37|| Great Britain |
|5:47.49|| New Zealand |
|LM1x|| United States |
|7:33.72|| Netherlands |
|7:36.80|| Switzerland |
|LM4-|| Australia |
|6:38.12|| Netherlands |
|6:43.26|| United States |
|LM8+|| United States |
|6:15.25|| Netherlands |
E. van der Snoek
B. van Aken
G. van der Werff
Ch. Hoynck van Papendrecht
M. van de Broek
|6:17.54|| West Germany |
|Country & rowers||Time||Country & rowers||Time||Country & rowers||Time|
|W1x|| East Germany |
|3:46.52|| Soviet Union |
|3:52.38|| Belgium |
|W2x|| Soviet Union |
|3:24.00|| West Germany |
|3:26.43|| East Germany |
|W4x+|| East Germany |
|3:19.81|| Romania |
|3:21.92|| Soviet Union |
|W2-|| Romania |
|3:43.12|| East Germany |
|3:45.18|| Soviet Union |
|W4+|| East Germany |
|3:28.99|| Netherlands |
Liesbeth Vosmaer-de Bruin
Liesbeth de Graaff
|3:31.19|| Romania |
|W8+|| East Germany |
|3:04.82|| Soviet Union |
|3:05.05|| Romania |
|single sculls||double sculls||quadruple sculls||pair (coxless)||four (coxless)||coxed pair||coxed four||eight (coxed)|
Medals by country (including lightweight rowing events):
|M1x||East Germany||United States||Soviet Union||Italy||Argentina||Finland|
|M2x||East Germany||Norway||Great Britain||Czechoslovakia||Soviet Union||Italy|
|M4x||East Germany||Soviet Union||Czechoslovakia||Switzerland||New Zealand||Bulgaria|
|M2-||East Germany||Romania||Poland||Netherlands||Czechoslovakia||West Germany|
|M4-||East Germany||Soviet Union||West Germany||New Zealand||United States||Norway|
|M2+||Soviet Union||East Germany||Czechoslovakia||Italy||France||Romania|
|M4+||East Germany||Soviet Union||West Germany||Czechoslovakia||Bulgaria||United States|
|M8+||United States||Great Britain||New Zealand||East Germany||Soviet Union||West Germany|
|LM1x||United States||Netherlands||Switzerland||Great Britain||West Germany||Mexico|
|LM4-||Australia||Netherlands||United States||West Germany||Sweden||Norway|
|LM8+||United States||Netherlands||West Germany||Canada||4 boats only|
|W1x||East Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium||West Germany||France||Bulgaria|
|W2x||Soviet Union||West Germany||East Germany||Poland||Netherlands||Bulgaria|
|W4x+||East Germany||Romania||Soviet Union||West Germany||Czechoslovakia||Hungary|
|W2-||Romania||East Germany||Soviet Union||Czechoslovakia||United States||West Germany|
|W4+||East Germany||Netherlands||Romania||France||Soviet Union||Poland|
|W8+||East Germany||Soviet Union||Romania||West Germany||Netherlands||Poland|
|M2x||Chris Baillieu & Michael Hart (Leander)||bronze medal in A final|
|M4x||National squad||4th in B final|
|M4+||Lady Margaret & London University||3rd in B final|
|M8+|| Frederick Smallbone, John Yallop, Tim Crooks, Hugh Matheson, David Maxwell |
Jim Clark, Bill Mason, Lenny Robertson, Patrick Sweeney cox, (Leander / Thames Tradesmen)
|silver medal in A Final|
|LM1x||Geoff Potts (Durham)||4th in A final|
|L4-||Graeme Hall, Christopher Drury, Nicholas Tee, Daniel Topolski (Leander)||1st in B in final|
|W4x|| Jackie Darling (Civil Service Ladies), Pauline Bird (Weybridge Ladies), |
Liz Lorrimer (Nottingham), Lorraine Baker (Derby), Karen Peer, cox (St George's Ladies)
|W2-||Liz Monti & Lin Clark (Civil Service Ladies)||3rd in B final|
|W4+|| Chris Aistrop (Weybridge Ladies), Maggie Lambourn, Chris Grimes,|
Clare Grove, Pauline Wright, cox (all Civil Service Ladies)
|5th in B final|
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