World Rowing Championships

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World Rowing Championships
StatusActive
Genre Rowing World championship
Date(s)Varying
FrequencyAnnual
CountryVarying
Inaugurated 1962  ( 1962 )
Most recent 2019
Next event 2022
Organised by FISA
Website worldrowing.com

The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organized by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). It is a week-long event held at the end of the northern hemisphere summer and in non-Olympic years is the highlight of the international rowing calendar.

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History

The first event was held in Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1962. [1] [2] The event then was held every four years until 1974, when it became an annual competition. Also in 1974, Men's lightweight and Women's open weight events were added to the championships.

Initially, Men's events were 2000 metres long and Women's events 1000 metres. At the 1984 World Championships in Montreal, Canada, Women's lightweight demonstration events were raced over a 2000-metre course for the first time. In 1985, Women's lightweight events were officially added to the schedule and all Men's and Women's events were contested over a 2000-metre course.

Since 1996, during (Summer) Olympic years, the World Rowing Junior Championships are held at the same time.

In 2002 adaptive rowing events were introduced for the following classes of disability: LTA (legs, trunk and arms), TA (trunk, arms), and A (arms-only). In 2009 the A category was replaced by AS (arms and shoulders), and an ID (intellectually disabled) category was added (but then removed after the 2011 Championships). From 2017 the designations AS, TA, and LTA have been changed to PR1, PR2, and PR3. [3]

Boats

Rowing takes place in 21 different boat classes, apart from during Olympic years when only non-Olympic boat classes race. National teams generally take less interest in the non-Olympic events, as the Olympic events are considered the "premier" events.

The table below shows the boat classes, "O" indicates the boat races at both the Olympics and World Championships. "WC" indicates this is only a World Championship event. After 2007, the coxed fours (4+) no longer runs as a world championship event. Similarly after 2011 the women's coxless four was no longer included, but it was reintroduced in 2013. Lightweight men's eight was removed after 2015.

As a result of the IOC's aim for gender parity, it has been agreed that for 2020 onwards the lightweight men's coxless four will be removed from the Olympics and replaced by women's coxless four. [4]

At the 2017 FISA Ordinary Congress there were further revisions, removing M2+ and LM4- from the World Championships, and reinstating LW2-. [5]

BoatMenLwt MenWomenLwt Women
1x Single sculls OWCOWC
2x Double sculls OOOO
2- Coxless pairs OWCOWC
2+ Coxed pairs
4x Quad sculls OWCOWC
4- Coxless fours OO
4+ Coxed fours
8+ Eights OO

Editions

World Rowing Championships have been held since 1962, first every four years and since 1974 annually. Due to the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, the World Rowing Federation cancelled all international events for 2020 on 9 April 2020, some time after the 2020 Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics had been postponed by one year. This included the 2020 World Rowing Championships regatta scheduled for Bled in Slovenia. [6] On 11 July 2021, the World Rowing Federation announced that it had accepted the request by the Shanghai Organising Committee to also cancel the October 2021 World Rowing Championships that were to be held in Shanghai, China. [7] On 14 July, after having received feedback from member organisations about the importance of international competitions, the World Rowing Federation confirmed that the cancellation of the 2021 championships is unavoidable. [8]

EditionYearHost CityHost CountryR EventsPR Events
1 1962 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland 7-
2 1966 Bled Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 7-
3 1970 St. Catharines Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 7-
4 1974 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland 17-
5 1975 Nottingham Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 17-
6 1976 Villach Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 3-
7 1977 Amsterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 17-
8 1978 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 4-
8 1978 Cambridge Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 14-
9 1979 Bled Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 18-
10 1980 Hazewinkel Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 4-
11 1981 Munich Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 18-
12 1982 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland 18-
13 1983 Duisburg Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 18-
14 1984 Montreal Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 8-
15 1985 Hazewinkel Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 21-
16 1986 Nottingham Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 21-
17 1987 Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 21-
18 1988 Milan Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 7-
19 1989 Bled Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia 22-
20 1990 Tasmania Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 22-
21 1991 Vienna Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 22-
22 1992 Montreal Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 8-
23 1993 Račice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 23-
24 1994 Indianapolis Flag of the United States.svg  United States 23-
25 1995 Tampere Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 24-
26 1996 Motherwell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 10-
27 1997 Aiguebelette Flag of France.svg  France 24-
28 1998 Cologne Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 24-
29 1999 St. Catharines Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 24-
30 2000 Zagreb Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 10-
31 2001 Lucerne Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland 24-
32 2002 Seville Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 242
33 2003 Milan Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 244
34 2004 Banyoles Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 93
35 2005 Kaizu Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 233
36 2006 Dorney Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 234
37 2007 Munich Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 234
38 2008 Ottensheim Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 8-
39 2009 Poznań Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 225
40 2010 Cambridge Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 225
41 2011 Bled Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 225
42 2012 Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 7-
43 2013 Chungju Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 225
44 2014 Amsterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 225
45 2015 Aiguebelette Flag of France.svg  France 224
46 2016 Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 71
47 2017 Sarasota Flag of the United States.svg  United States 215
48 2018 Plovdiv Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 209
49 2019 Ottensheim Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 209
50 2022 Račice Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 209
51 2023 Belgrade Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
52 2024 St. Catharines Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
53 2025 Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
54 2026 Amsterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands

Hosts (1962–2022)

Times hostedHost country
4 Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland, Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada, Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain, Flag of Germany.svg Germany (including West Germany)
3 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia, Flag of Austria.svg Austria, Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
2 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand, Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium, Flag of Italy.svg Italy, Flag of Spain.svg Spain, Flag of France.svg France, Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria, Flag of the United States.svg United States, Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark, Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia, Flag of Finland.svg Finland, Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia, Flag of Japan.svg Japan, Flag of Poland.svg Poland, Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia

Medals

Source: [9]

Multiple medallists

AthleteNationBorn Gold medal world centered-2.svg Silver medal world centered-2.svg Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Tot.
Daniele Gilardoni Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1976111113
Matthew Pinsent Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 1970100212
Steve Redgrave Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 196292112
Franco Sancassani Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 197492112
Francesco Esposito Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 195591111
Giuseppe Di Capua Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 195883112
Andrea Re Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 196381211

Scull and sweep medalists

incomplete list

  Scull and Sweep World Champions
RowerTotalScullSweepDisciplines
# of
disciplines
Med 1.png Med 2.png Med 3.png # of
disciplines
Med 1.png Med 2.png Med 3.png # of
disciplines
Med 1.png Med 2.png Med 3.png ScullSweep
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michiel Bartman 341123M4xM4+, M8+
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Karolien Florijn 221111W4xW4-
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ronald Florijn 341112M2xM4-, M8+
Flag of Italy.svg Daniele Gilardoni 21311211LM4xLM8+
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Mario Gyr 221111LM2xLM4-
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Katherine Grainger 583622W1x, W2x, W4xW2-, W8+
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kathleen Heddle 452322W2x, W4xW2-, W8+
Flag of Romania.svg Elisabeta Lipă 5133924W1x, W2x, W4xW2-, W8+
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Marnie McBean 572334W2x, W4xW2-, W4-, W8+
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nico Rienks 241212M2x M8+
Flag of Italy.svg Franco Sancassani 31211022LM4xLM2-, LM8+
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Simon Schürch 221111LM2xLM4-
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Greg Searle 471136M1xM2+, M4-, M8+
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Diederik Simon 221111M4xM8+
Flag of Croatia.svg Martin Sinković 372512M2x, M4xM2-
Flag of Croatia.svg Valent Sinković 372512M2x, M4xM2-
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Olivia van Rooijen 231311W4xW8-
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Henk-Jan Zwolle 231112M2xM8+
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Buchheit 351124LM2xLM4-, LM8+

Martin and Valent Sinković are the first crew in rowing history that in the same composition won gold medals at World Championship in sweep and scull rowing. [10]

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