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Sunday
Sep012013

2013 World Rowing Championships - Chungju

 

Fantastic final day at Chungju

01/09/2013 - 19:50:00 CET

30'000 spectators packed the grandstands at the Tangeum International Rowing Regatta venue in Chungju, Korea today. The total number of spectators for the eight days was a record 157'000. The final day of eight days of racing came to a close and a total of 27 World Championship titles were awarded at the 2013 World Rowing Championships.

Stunning climax to World Rowing Championships

01/09/2013 - 11:45:00 CET

The World Rowing Championships is the climax of the international rowing season. Hosted for the second time in Asia, the Tangeum International Rowing Regatta course in Chungju, Korea proved to be a hit both for the competitors and the spectators.

Diversity in the women’s double

01/09/2013 - 04:18:00 CET

On the last day of finals at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea the best women’s double scullers in the world will be racing for gold.

Record-setting day at World Rowing Championships

31/08/2013 - 21:46:00 CET

Winning the men's pair at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea put Hamish Bond and Eric Murray of New Zealand into the rowing record books. Sixteen consecutive wins for Bond and Murray has established a new record formerly held by Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus.

Murray and Bond set record in men's pair

31/08/2013 - 15:42:00 CET

All eyes were on the waters of Tangeum Lake for today’s finals at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea.

Seoul mates return to Korea – 25 years later

31/08/2013 - 13:43:00 CET

This time 25 years ago the eyes of the sporting world were firmly focused on Seoul, Korea for the 1988 Olympic Games.

Lightweight men's double - finding the edge

31/08/2013 - 04:49:00 CET

Looking for a nail-biter of a World Rowing Championship final?

Day two finals golden for Italy

30/08/2013 - 20:02:00 CET

In today's eight finals at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea, Italy finished with an impressive medal count with two golds, one silver and two bronze. Gold came in the men's coxed pair with Luca Parlato, Vincenzo Abbagnale and coxswain Enrico D'Aniello continuing Italy's winning tradition in this event.

Stephansen and Taupe-Traer show how to row the single

30/08/2013 - 16:29:00 CET

After yesterday’s storm the sun peaked out at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea. Today’s finals were raced on the Tangeum International Rowing Regatta course in slight head wind, balmy conditions with temperatures reaching into the high 20s degrees Celsius.

Friday's semifinals at World Rowing Championships

30/08/2013 - 14:20:00 CET

“Finish in the top three”. That would have been the instruction of coaches as these crews took to the water of the Tangeum International Rowing Regatta course for today’s semifinals.

Chungju: the center of Korea

30/08/2013 - 11:16:00 CET

Surrounded by mountains, in the middle of two rivers and at the exact mid-point of the Korean Peninsula, Chungju, meaning centre in Korean, has been aptly named. As the host of the 2013 World Rowing Championships athletes, fans, organisers and media have descended upon Tangeum Lake and are fortunate to soak up the history and culture of the region.

Press Release: FISA Congress Preview

29/08/2013 - 19:14:00 CET

The annual FISA Ordinary Congress will take place on Monday, 2 September following the completion of the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea.

Eight finals on Friday at World Rowing Championships

29/08/2013 - 18:08:00 CET

The second day of finals at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea will include eight events, ending with the lightweight men's eight as well as the women's four returning to the programme. There are four days of finals and the first day yesterday, Wednesday, included the five Para-Rowing finals.

Pressure cooker semifinals at World Champs

29/08/2013 - 10:59:00 CET

The water was mainly flat calm and the grandstands alive with spectators at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea. Today was the first round of semifinals and there was a definite feel of anticipation at the Tangeum International Rowing Regatta course.

Resurgence in the lightweight men’s single

29/08/2013 - 10:29:00 CET

The 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea has seen the resurgence of the lightweight men’s single sculls.

Rising standards mark World Best Times in Para-rowing finals

28/08/2013 - 16:49:00 CET

Racing a day early, the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea saw the first World Champions for 2013 crowned.

FISA anti-doping decision for US rowers

28/08/2013 - 10:24:00 CET

Two United States rowers have been cleared to race at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea following an anti-doping investigation.

Drysdale misses chance to defend World Champs title

28/08/2013 - 07:05:00 CET

The quarterfinals at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea signalled the end of the season for Olympic Champion Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand.

New World Champions expected in Para-rowing finals

27/08/2013 - 21:28:00 CET

Schedule changes due to a forecasted storm have brought the finals of the Para-rowing races forward by one day.

Forecasted storm leads to World Rowing Championships schedule changes

27/08/2013 - 19:31:00 CET

A forecasted storm has meant changes to the schedule at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea.

Joy and pain in last chance for crews at Chungju

27/08/2013 - 18:24:00 CET

Action continued at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea with athletes getting a second chance to advance to the next round of racing.

Floating road a boon for broadcasting at World Champs

27/08/2013 - 05:12:00 CET

Constructing a 2,000m, international standard, regatta course is no mean feat. The Tangeum Lake International Rowing Regatta venue in Chungju, Korea – home to the 2013 World Rowing Championships – includes a state-of-the-art floating road.

Para-rowers race World Championship heats

26/08/2013 - 15:53:00 CET

Para-rowers took to the water today for the heats at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea. The stand out performance went to Eric Horrie of Australia who, with relative ease, had the fastest qualifying time in the AS men’s single sculls. Horrie’s time of 4:48 was just three seconds outside of the World Best Time.

Crowd pleasers for day two heats at World Rowing Champs

26/08/2013 - 10:44:00 CET

Flat calm conditions on the Tangeum Lake regatta course greeted the best rowers in the world for day two of heats at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea.

Fireworks and fanfare marks opening of 2013 World Rowing Championships

26/08/2013 - 09:27:00 CET

The tone was set for the start of the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea with a glittering opening ceremony at the new Tangeum Lake International Rowing Regatta venue.

Attention...Go! for 2013 World Rowing Championships

25/08/2013 - 11:14:00 CET

The 2013 World Rowing Championships are under way in Chungju, Korea. Today’s racing included heats in ten boat classes with athletes enjoying cloudy, calm conditions on the Tangeum Lake International Rowing Regatta course.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon to attend World Rowing Championships Opening Ceremony

23/08/2013 - 12:34:00 CET

The opening ceremony of the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea will take place on Saturday evening, 24 August 2013 and will be honoured with the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki Moon.

Success breeds success for an Austrian rowing renaissance

23/08/2013 - 10:49:00 CET

Nestled in Europe’s mainland is a small landlocked nation that eight and a half million people call their home. Boasting high mountains, diverse terrain and cold winter weather conditions, Austria, in sport, makes a name for itself mostly in those related to snow and ice.

Who to Watch: 2013 World Rowing Championships

22/08/2013 - 13:23:00 CET

Get ready for hot and humid conditions and hot and heady racing at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea.

Para-rowing preview for World Rowing Championships

21/08/2013 - 22:01:00 CET

Para-rowers are gearing up to compete at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea. This is the 12th time that Para-rowing, formerly called adaptive rowing, has competed at the World Rowing Championships and a total of 40 crews are competing from 17 countries.  This includes, for the first time, the LTA mixed coxed four (LTAMix4+).

Chungju feature: Manson and Arms - Geared up for World Rowing Championships

19/08/2013 - 10:34:00 CET

Sydney – Eton Dorney – Lucerne. The 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup series went from one side of the globe to the other and took in two Olympic regatta courses on the journey.

Record entry for the World Rowing Championships

14/08/2013 - 15:49:00 CET

A record 73 nations have entered the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea. The previous best was 68 nations at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia. This record number of countries has boosted athlete participation to 948 athletes in 384 boats for the premier event of the World Rowing season.

Thursday
Jan122012

The German Engine


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Background to German Rowing

There is no doubt that Germany has produced some of the greatest rowers in history. As a National Rowing Federation, they have dominated the World Junior Rowing Championships, the U23 World Rowing Championships and the World Rowing Championships for many years (Albeit a tussle with Great Britain in recent years).

As a single nation, they hold the most World Rowing Championship records: GER M4- at 5:41.35, M4+ at 5:58.96, LM8+ 5:30.24, and GER W4x 6:10.80.

German's rise to rowing dominance can be traced back to Karl Adam. It was Adam (May 2, 1912, Hagen – June 18, 1976, Bad Salzuflen) who is widely regarded as the man who drove German Rowing to the its era of dominance. He was a German rowing coach considered one of the most successful and innovative of all time while also being one of the most important rowing coaches of the 20th century.

Adam's impact started in the 1950s. He was co-founder of the Ratzeburg Rowing Club in 1953 and head of the Rowing Academy there. He had never rowed or sculled before he started coaching is frankly legendary. Adam learned rowing and sculling during his studies in Sports in the late 1930s. Previously, he was a competitive boxer and became World Champion of Students in 1937.

Between 1959 and 1968, the Ratzeburg Club won seven titles at World and European Championships. In addition the eight won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, a silver medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico.
 
Thomas Lange was a member of the club when he won his third Olympic medal in 1996 in the single scull, and today, is still a member of the club. 

Karl Adam's was a great innovator of rowing and training techniques. Adam's methods had a major impact on the further development of rowing. His rowing technique became known in the rowing world as the "Ratzeburg" style. Adam was the first to adapt fartlek, also known as speed play, and interval training from track (athletics) as well as heavy weight training to rowing. He pioneered a new, more efficient, oar design and was the first coach to use "bucket" or "German" rigging. (Typical rigging alternates between port and starboard rowers (e.g: PSPS / BSBS). In German rigging, two starboard (or port) rowers sit directly behind one another, e.g: PSSP / BSSB).

Between 1959 and 1967, his boats won seven titles at World and European Championships. In addition his eight won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, a silver medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico.

The build up to the Olympic Games:

For many years every Nation looked to Germany as the top rowing nation in the world. A power shift has seen Great Britain rising to dominace achieving the top spot on the medal table at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.  

In Bled, at the 2011 World Rowing Championships, the German men’s eight proved that they had what it took to remain on top when they won their final in Slovenia. In choppy, tail-cross wind conditions Germany continued their winning streak, relegating the British to be bridesmaids for a second year running.

Germany also had the upper hand in the women’s quadruple sculls when they finished off a very good season with a World Champion title. New Zealand came through on the very last stroke to defend their title in the women’s pair. The race was so close that it took Juliette Haigh and Rebecca Scown several minutes to realise they had won.

The German Engine: The Eight!

 

The German Men's Eight has surged to dominance in recent years. 

Coming into the 2011 World Rowing Championships Germany had one target in mind. Germany came into the Championships as unbeaten since 2009 and two-time World Champions. The Germans must have known that. But did it faze them? At the start Germany jumped out quickly and didn’t look back. Australia made a gallant effort and stuck closely to Germany through the first half of the race. Then Great Britain, who have shown in previous races that they may not be the fastest starters but they have an awesome finish, began to move up.

Great Britain overtook last year’s bronze medallists, Australia and tried to close on the Germans. There is, however, a new crew on the block. Canada is the reigning Olympic Champions but they have been rebuilding after a big post-Beijing crew retirement. Included in the rebuilding has been the return to the team of 2008 coxswain Brian Price and strongman Malcolm Howard. This ‘new’ crew had a really good sprint and from fourth position they were moving through the field.

The Germans, still, remained in the lead and at a 41 stroke rate they were revelling in these rocky tail wind conditions. Great Britain’s stamina earned them silver and Canada got through to bronze, denying Australia of a medal.

Eyes on the 2012 Olympics

Below, rowers from Germany eight describe the importance of an efficient rowing stroke and an efficient division of powers over the race distance of 2,000m. Videos from: Youtube: RuderTv


 

 

German crews to watch

GER M8+: World Rowing Champions (Bled 2011, 2010 and 2009): Gold

GER W4x: World Rowing Champions (Bled 2011): Gold

GER M2x: World Rowing Championships (Bled 2011): Silver

GER M4x: World Rowing Championships (Bled 2011): Silver

 

GER LM2x: World Rowing Championships (Bled 2011): 4th, (New Zealand 2010): Silver. 

Paralympic Events

GER IDMix4+: World Rowing Championships (Bled 2011): Silver

GER LTAMix4+: World Rowing Championships (Bled 2011 and 2010): Bronze