International Rowing
Friday
Jul202012

The Olympic Games: London 2012

 

 

Dr. Valery Kleshnev: The post Olympic Race Analysis: 2012/07.

Post Olympic Review:

PRESS RELEASE: FISA declares Olympic rowing a success

21/08/2012 - 16:25:00 CET

The International Rowing Federation, FISA, has declared the London 2012 Olympic Games Rowing Regatta a resounding success following the eight days of racing at the Eton Dorney regatta course.

Smiles all around in Olympic women’s double final

25/10/2012 - 11:40:00 CET

The 2012 Olympic rowing regatta was, of course, played out in front of a predominantly British crowd. This meant that the women’s double sculls was going to create a huge amount of interest. 

Olympic review series: British women’s Olympic pair landmark result

10/10/2012 - 15:33:00 CET

Just over two months ago the greatest sports show on Earth, the London 2012 Olympic Games ended. The Olympic rowing regatta just outside of London at Eton Dorney featured 14 rowing events. Over the next few weeks World Rowing will review these 14 events.

A lightweight and a coxswain lead the 2012 Top 10 lists

29/08/2012 - 16:43:00 CET

Danish lightweight rowing star Eskild Ebbesen and United States women’s eight coxswain Mary Whipple have taken the number one position on the lists of Top 10 male and Top 10 female rowers for 2012.

Olympic Review:

Great Britain tops Olympic rowing medals table

07/08/2012 - 12:14:00 CET

With nine medals from 14 Olympic events, Great Britain finished on top of the Olympic rowing medals table at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Rowing becomes the highlight of Day 8 at the London Olympics

04/08/2012 - 12:56:00 CET

With a re-allocation of lanes, the six finalists faced tricky head cross-wind conditions at Eton Dorney for the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Four thoughts from Australia’s Kim Crow

04/08/2012 - 11:57:00 CET

It cannot be denied. Australia’s Kim Crow is a phenomenal athlete. She is the only one of 449 rowers at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta who will compete twice.

Re-allocation of lanes for final day of Olympic rowing

04/08/2012 - 10:20:00 CET

Due to adverse weather conditions the lanes for the A-finals and B-finals on day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta have been re-drawn.

By the smallest of margins – the lightweight men’s double

04/08/2012 - 10:10:00 CET

Many people have the perception that to be an Olympic rower you need to be a 100kg, 200cm giant. “Rowers have huge arms and legs,” they say. This is not necessarily so…

Preview day 8: Women’s single, lightweight men’s and women’s double and men’s four

04/08/2012 - 08:55:00 CET

The last day of racing at the London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta features four finals – the men’s four, lightweight women’s and men’s double sculls and the women’s single sculls.

Clash of the titans - the men's four

04/08/2012 - 08:42:00 CET

The rivalry between Australia and Great Britain in sport is fierce and has been for years and there is no denying it at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

PRESS RELEASE: Gold for New Zealand, Germany and Grainger

03/08/2012 - 22:59:00 CET

New Zealand achieved a double-header by collecting two Olympic golds today at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Greek rowing hope in Tsiavou and Giazitzidou

03/08/2012 - 19:48:00 CET

Greece’s Alexandra Tsiavou, one rowing’s top female lightweights, will race in the lightweight women’s double sculls at 11:50am (GMT) at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Olympic rowing rated “the Golden venue” by spectators

03/08/2012 - 17:36:00 CET

According to the official Olympic customer satisfaction survey of all Olympic sites, Eton Dorney has consistently come out on top at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

New Zealand’s day at the Olympic rowing

03/08/2012 - 12:13:00 CET

In front of a 30,000 capacity crowd four finals raced today at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta. This would be the day that the top of the Olympics would be rowing.

Delay for B-final on Day 7 at Olympic rowing

03/08/2012 - 11:23:00 CET

A delay in B-finals on Day 7 has been announced at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Preview day 7: Four finals at Olympic rowing

03/08/2012 - 09:33:00 CET

Rowing at the London 2012 Olympic Games sees four finals being raced at Eton Dorney – the men’s quadruple sculls, men’s pair, women’s double sculls and men’s single sculls.

Creating a legacy – the “Kiwi Pair”

03/08/2012 - 09:21:00 CET

A time of 6:08.50 was all it took for Eric Murray and Hamish Bond of New Zealand to establish their legacy in the men’s pair and for fellow rowers and media alike to dub them “the greatest crew rowing has ever seen.”

Main man in the single; Mahe Drysdale

02/08/2012 - 21:57:00 CET

On Friday 3 August at 12.30 (GMT) New Zealand’s Mahe Drysdale will challenge for Olympic gold in the men’s single sculls at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta. Should he succeed, he will claim the title of being the fastest man in the world on the water, a title he has longed for since he debuted in the single in 2005.

PRESS RELEASE: South Africa wins first Olympic gold ever in rowing

02/08/2012 - 19:45:00 CET

History was made again today at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta. Three finals were raced: the men's double sculls (M2x), the lightweight men's four (LM4-) and the women's eight (W8+).

Croatian men’s quad: road to the Olympics

02/08/2012 - 19:19:00 CET

In 2009 four scullers from a mix of Croatian clubs went for a row in a quadruple scull. The rest, as the cliché goes, is history.

Politicians from around the globe flock to Dorney

02/08/2012 - 14:42:00 CET

Once again rowing attracted the attendance of a global sporting and political elite.

First Olympic gold in rowing for South Africa

02/08/2012 - 14:13:00 CET

In the three Olympic finals today on Dorney Lake at the London 2012 Olympic Games South Africa won their first ever Olympic gold in rowing, New Zealand’s pocket dynamites, Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan won the double and the United States went into the history books for such a long winning streak in the women’s eight.

Semifinals sort out finals racing at Olympic Rowing

02/08/2012 - 11:26:00 CET

Today’s semifinals decided who would make up four more finals at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Olympic Feature - High Performance Rowing – technology, physiology and talent identification

02/08/2012 - 10:24:00 CET

For those competing at the Olympic Games, a comprehensive high performance programme is the key to success. World Rowing spoke to some of those involved in pushing the boundaries of the sport to find out what high performance rowing is all about.

Preview day 6: Doubles, fours and eights race the finals

02/08/2012 - 10:15:00 CET

The men’s double sculls, the lightweight men’s four and the women’s eight are on the finals menu for day six at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Olympic A-final preview - The era of Ebbesen

01/08/2012 - 22:03:00 CET

Every sport has its legends. Many of them are not considered legends until they have retired from competition, but rowing at the London 2012 Olympic rowing regatta is one man who can already join the ranks of rowing’s greatest ever athletes. His name is Eskild Ebbesen.

PRESS RELEASE: A day of firsts in rowing at Eton Dorney

01/08/2012 - 21:56:00 CET

Three finals were raced on Wednesday 1 August at the Eton Dorney Olympic rowing venue: in the women's pair (W2-), the women's quadruple sculls (W4x) and the men's eight (M8+).

Olympic A-final preview - Backing a winner; United States women’s eight

01/08/2012 - 20:01:00 CET

Out to defend their Olympic title, the United States women’s eight will race at 12:30pm (GMT) on August 2nd in the final at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta at Eton Dorney.

Olympic Feature: Royalty spotting at Olympic rowing

01/08/2012 - 15:47:00 CET

The British Royal family were out in force today at the London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta.

First gold for Great Britain’s women - ever

01/08/2012 - 14:16:00 CET

Olympic finals take rowing to a whole new level and that was certainly the case for the first day of finals at the London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta.

Semifinal success for Croatia and New Zealand

01/08/2012 - 12:51:00 CET

Three semifinals – the men’s quadruple sculls, men’s pair and men’s single sculls – featured today at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The aim for these boats was to be in a top two position to get to the A-final and challenge for medals.

Olympic Feature: Olympics number five for Diederik Simon- Dutch men’s eight

01/08/2012 - 09:59:00 CET

Diederik Simon of the Netherlands has the honour of being the oldest rower at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Preview day 5: First finals and tough semifinals

01/08/2012 - 09:36:00 CET

Excitement is mounting at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta with the first three finals being raced. This is the day most of these athletes have been training for over the last four year. This is the day that will be etched in their memories for the rest of their lives.

Olympic A-Final Preview: Romania’s Georgeta Andrunache & Viorica Susanu

01/08/2012 - 08:19:00 CET

The London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta is Andrunache’s fifth Olympic Games. So far she has won a total of five Olympic gold medals, including one Olympic bronze. She is already rowing’s most medalled Olympian.

PRESS RELEASE: More finalists decided today at Eton Dorney

31/07/2012 - 23:57:00 CET

The first semifinals were raced today at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta, with crews fighting for a place in the A-final in the men's double sculls (M2x) and in the lightweight men's four (LM4-).

Olympic Feature – Coaching at the Games

31/07/2012 - 17:17:00 CET

World Rowing caught up with some of the coaches here at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta. Here's what they had to say.

Olympic A-final preview - Aiming to make history: the British Women’s Pair

31/07/2012 - 16:07:00 CET

Great Britain’s Heather Stanning and Helen Glover could become the first British women ever to become Olympic Champions in rowing when they race in the final of the women’s pair on Wednesday 1 August 2012 at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Argentina and South Africa stun in semifinals at Olympic rowing

31/07/2012 - 15:23:00 CET

The first semifinals for the London 2012 Olympic Games had hearts pounding as the men’s double sculls and lightweight men’s four gave it their all.

Single scullers race the quarterfinals

31/07/2012 - 14:24:00 CET

It was all about being in the top three for the athletes in the men’s and women’s single sculls quarterfinals at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Olympic A-Final Preview: Germany’s unbeaten men’s eight

31/07/2012 - 11:46:00 CET

Germany’s men’s eight has been unbeaten at World Cup and World Championship level since 2009. Tomorrow, 1 August, they will be racing for the ultimate prize of this quadrennial – Olympic gold - at 12:30 GMT.

Niger’s Issaka warms the crowd at Olympic Rowing Regatta.

31/07/2012 - 10:41:00 CET

Hamadou Djibo Issaka of Niger opened the day’s racing in the men’s single sculls E/F Semifinal before the repechages got under way at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Preview Day Four: Crews look to progress at 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta

31/07/2012 - 08:27:00 CET

Get ready for a storm of spectator sound. Day four at the London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta opens with media sensation Hamadou Djibo Issaka of Niger racing in the E/F semifinal of the men’s single sculls at Eton Dorney.

PRESS RELEASE: Another day of record breaking times at Eton Dorney

31/07/2012 - 07:28:00 CET

Today, another two Olympic Best Times were established: one in the women's double sculls (W2x) and another in the men's four (M4-). On the first day of the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta four new Olympic Best Times had been set as well.

Heats provide two Olympic Best Times

30/07/2012 - 13:11:00 CET

Heats in the women’s double sculls and men’s four were raced on day three at the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta with two new Olympic Best Times being achieved.

Survival or ending; day three repechages at Olympic rowing

30/07/2012 - 10:06:00 CET

Another day of full grandstands greeted rowers for repechages on day three of the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta.

Olympic Feature: Olympic rowing’s best seat in the house

30/07/2012 - 09:24:00 CET

Beep! The rowers fly out of the starting blocks.

Preview Day Three: Final crews go through heats

30/07/2012 - 07:30:00 CET

The third day of racing at the Eton Dorney rowing regatta course for the London 2012 Olympic Games, continued with a sprinkling of repechages and heats. Racing gets going at 9:30am (GMT).

PRESS RELEASE: Heats continue as lightweights show form

30/07/2012 - 07:10:00 CET

Day two of the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta continued with the penultimate day of heats for the lightweight women's double sculls, lightweight men's double sculls and women's eight.

British crowd behind lightweights at Olympic rowing

29/07/2012 - 14:08:00 CET

After a flurry of Olympic Best Times, and one World Best Time on the first day of racing at the Eton Dorney Olympic regatta course there were big expectations for the second day of heats.

Second chance for Olympic rowers on day two of racing.

29/07/2012 - 10:26:00 CET

Returning to the water for the second time at this regatta, day two of the London 2012 Olympic Games Rowing Regatta opened with repechages in four boat classes.

Olympic Feature: Rower flies the flag at the Opening Ceremony

29/07/2012 - 10:11:00 CET

Although Rodolfo Colazzo Tourn is competing at his third Olympic Games, London 2012 is extra special for him as he had the honour of carrying the flag for Uruguay at the Opening Ceremony.

Preview Day Two: Repechages and heats at the Olympic Rowing Regatta

29/07/2012 - 09:03:00 CET

A cooler day is expected at the Eton Dorney regatta course for day two of the London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta.

PRESS RELEASE: Best Times set on Day 1 of racing at Eton Dorney

28/07/2012 - 18:10:00 CET

Crews were fast on the first day of racing at the 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta at Eton Dorney, near London, Great Britain. Four new Olympic Best Times were set – in the women’s pair (W2-), men’s double sculls (M2x), men’s pair (M2-) and men’s single sculls (M1x) – and a new World Best Time was also established in the men’s pair (M2-).

Olympic Feature: From novice to Olympian in three months

28/07/2012 - 14:52:00 CET

The crowd roared as a lone sculler in orange came into the last 250m, the only competitor still on the race course. They willed him to the line, where he finished a minute and a half behind five-time World Champion Mahe Drysdale (NZL).

Olympic rowing rocks off with World Best Time

28/07/2012 - 10:05:00 CET

The Eton Dorney regatta course was a fabulous scene of clear skies, tail winds and a grandstand packed full of colour and life and nations.

Olympic Feature: Cable camera reveals the dynamics of rowing

28/07/2012 - 08:55:00 CET

Rising high above Dorney Lake is the longest cable camera in the world. Strung between two towers standing 95m high along 2,500m of cable, the camera is set to capture the emotions and efforts of rowing crews like never before.

Preview Day One: London 2012 Olympic Rowing - The time has come

27/07/2012 - 17:44:00 CET

The London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta opens with heats in nine events at Eton Dorney, the Olympic rowing venue, just west of London, Great Britain.

Olympic Feature: Volunteering at the Olympic Games

27/07/2012 - 13:09:00 CET

The vast majority of people will never get to compete at the Olympics, so volunteering provides an exciting opportunity to participate in the Games. “It is such a privilege,” says Kate O’Sullivan, “It’s the only way I’m going to be involved in the Olympics other than as a spectator.”

Press Release: London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta - Rowing announces draw

27/07/2012 - 11:44:00 CET

The draw for the first round of racing at the London 2012 Olympic Rowing Regatta has been announced.

Who to Watch at the London 2012 Olympic Games

26/07/2012 - 11:17:00 CET

The Eton Dorney Olympic regatta course has transformed from a quiet school rowing venue to an Olympic event centre. The London 2012 Olympic Games is about to begin.

Here comes the flame; a week to go ‘til the Olympic Games

20/07/2012 - 15:58:00 CET

The debate is hotting up as to whether rowing’s own Sir Steve Redgrave of Great Britain will be the one to light the Olympic flame signalling the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Wednesday
Jul112012

2012 World U23 Rowing Championships

 

Under 23s all about times, Germans and firsts

18/07/2012 - 17:08:00 CET

The boats are all packed up and travelling back to the 50-plus nations from where they came.

Gold medals shared at under-23 championships

15/07/2012 - 10:27:00 CET

The 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania saw the remaining 13 finals being raced on Lake Trakai in a day that made history for Cyprus and Azerbaijan.

Garcia and Terradas: Two Spanish women scullers

15/07/2012 - 08:36:00 CET

Veronica Garcia Mulet and Laura Terradas are racing in the lightweight women’s double sculls for Spain at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. Together in the double since 2010 the duo took silver last year at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships and they are aiming to medal again this year. Veronica and Laura talk to World Rowing about what it’s like to be a female rowing in Spain and what they have been doing this season.

Medals to a mix of nations at under-23 championships

14/07/2012 - 18:09:00 CET

The first round of finals at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania saw a medal spread of 11 countries out of the eight finals raced. Germany led the way with six medals, two of them gold. Italy got two golds and a silver with the help of their lightweight crews. Australia scored a gold in their women’s quad to add to the World Best Time that this crew set earlier in the regatta and also took two silvers.

Choppy water and tight finishes in semifinals at Trakai under-23 championships

14/07/2012 - 14:14:00 CET

The 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships continued today with the remainder of semifinals as crews fought hard to make sure they qualified for tomorrow’s final.

Germany and Great Britain start their run in under-23 semifinals

13/07/2012 - 15:43:00 CET

The 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania saw two semifinal events being contested.

The next big thing in the German single - Hubert Trzybinski

13/07/2012 - 14:52:00 CET

Germany’s Hubert Trzybinski is the reigning under-23 Champion in the men’s single sculls and he has returned to race at the 2012 World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. World Rowing caught up with him at the Trakai rowing course to talk about life as Under 23 World Champion, rowing in the single and his expectations for the future.

Under-23 championships see hotly contested heats at Trakai

12/07/2012 - 11:06:00 CET

Day two at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania saw the majority of the heats being raced with 12 events squaring off.

Racing commences for the best of under-23 rowers

11/07/2012 - 17:14:00 CET

The 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships started today in Trakai, Lithuania with the first round of heats.

Friday
May252012

2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II


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Upsets and consistencies in the Samsung World Rowing Cup II finals

27/05/2012 - 18:09:00 CET

Finals day at the Samsung World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland opened with many question marks and closed with many surprises.

Vaclav Chalupa, legendary Czech sculler, awarded rowing's highest distinction

26/05/2012 - 19:57:00 CET

FISA, the International Rowing Federation, is delighted to announce that rowing's highest distinction, the Thomas Keller Medal, will this year be awarded to rowing legend Vaclava Chalupa of the Czech Republic.

Lightweights weigh in for Samsung World Rowing Cup finals

26/05/2012 - 18:55:00 CET

The first round of finals at the Samsung World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland featured the lightweight men’s and women’s single sculls as well as the lightweight men’s pair. These events raced in slight tail-wind conditions under sunny afternoon skies.

Semifinals see World Champions struggle at Samsung World Rowing Cup

26/05/2012 - 11:48:00 CET

The 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II in Lucerne, Switzerland turned to the semifinal round as crews continued to be narrowed down to the all-important finals. Today on the Rotsee regatta course the day began with barely a breath of wind under sunny skies. A tail wind picked up as the race day continued, but they remained slight.

 

Racing with substance on day one of Lucerne Samsung World Rowing Cup

25/05/2012 - 11:46:00 CET

The first day heats at the Samsung World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland took on a new level of importance as some crews met for the first time this season. The importance of this regatta in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympic Games was obvious as crews sized up their competition on the Rotsee regatta course.

New World Best Time during Heats of the Samsung World Rowing Cup II.

25/05/2012

- M4- World best time of 5:37.86 for Great Britain beating the previous record of 5:41.0.

- LW2x World best time of 6:49.43 for New Zealand.

- W4x World best time of 6:09.38 for Germany.

- M4x World best time of 5.33.15 by Russia.

- W8+ World best time of 5:54.17 for the USA.

- M8+ World best time of 5:19.35 for Canada.

Racing with substance on day one of Lucerne Samsung World Rowing Cup

25/05/2012 - 11:46:00 CET

The first day heats at the Samsung World Rowing Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland took on a new level of importance as some crews met for the first time this season. The importance of this regatta in the lead up to the 2012 London Olympic Games was obvious as crews sized up their competition on the Rotsee regatta course.

Who to watch – 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II

24/05/2012 - 14:10:00 CET

Round two of the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup goes to Lucerne, Switzerland from 25 – 27 May, 2012. This regatta will be one of the few chances rowers will get to compete against each other before the 2012 London Olympic Games.