Nordic Rowing Federation wish all followers and rowing members in the Nordic countries happy New Year and look forward to a new exciting year to come with a lot of rowing news from Nordic Rowing we can share with you.
FRIDA SVENSSON RE-ELECTED AS CHAIR OF WORLD ROWING ATHLETES’ COMMISSION
‘Following the elections and appointment of the member of the Athletes’ Commission, the outgoing and new members met for the first time during the 2022 World Rowing Joint Commissions Meeting in London last month, and voted for the position of Athletes’ Commission Chair. In accordance with the Athletes’ Commission regulations & Election Procedure, Appendix S5 of the World Rowing Statutes, the World Rowing Council ratified the Commission’s proposal last Friday, and Frida Svensson from Sweden has been appointed as Chair of the Athletes’ Commission.
Frida Svensson will serve as Chair for a four-year term until 31 December 2026 and sit in the World Rowing Executive Committee and Council with full voting rights.’
Swedish Rowing Federation is going new ways to get in contact with their rowers and other interested parties. Now it is possible to listen to ‘Rodd Podden‘ their new Podcast serie which can be found on Spotify. Interested? Then learn more here
Remember to sign up for the Tampere International Regatta and the Open Nordic Rowing Championship which will take place in Tampere, Finland June 18-19, 2022. The Open Nordic Rowing Championship is open both for Junior and Senior rowers.
Now also to be found on World Rowing: https://worldrowing.com/event/2022-open-nordic-rowing-championships-and-61st-tampere-international-regatta
Click this URL to learn more about Tampere: https://new.visitfinland.com/en/articles/tampere-sauna-capital-of-the-world/
Nordic Rowing Federation express our full solidarity with the Ukrainian people and along with World Rowing and all of the Nordic Rowing member federations, Denmark, Finland, Faroe Island, Norway and Sweden we strongly condemn the tragic situation with the Russian and Belarus military invasion of Ukraine.
Accordingly, Nordic Rowing Federation confirms that participation of Russian and Belarus rowers and rowing teams with immediate effect will not be allowed participation in any event scheduled by the Nordic Rowing Federation.
President Secretary General
Torben Thyrén Leif Egholm
Nordic Rowing Federation together with Finnish Canoeing and Rowing Federation are inviting all rowers to participate in the combined Tampere International Regatta and the Open Nordic Rowing Championships which will take place on June 18-19, 2022 in Tampere in Finland.
Please read everything about the regatta in the attached invitation. If you have questions the Finnish organizers are ready to help you out. You can find all information about the regatta in the invitation via this link: https://nordicrowing.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/PUBLISHED-Invitational_letter_Open_Nordicc_Rowing_Championcips_2022.pdf
The combined Tampere International Regatta and the Open Nordic Rowing Championship will be the biggest international regatta in the Nordic countries in 2022 so join us and the organizers in making this a successful regatta.
See you all in Tampere, Finland.
At the FISA 2020 Extraordinary Congress it was decided to forward a new Olympic event programme proposal for the IOC Executive Board for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
On 10 June 2020 the IOC Executive Board (EB) agreed to maintain the previously set deadline of December 2020 to confirm the event programme and athlete quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The programme proposal has been adopted to comply with the IOC EB decision that underlined the decision should be based on the following previously established key principles:
•Reducing the overall athlete quota (including for all new sports) to 10,500;
•Achieving gender equal participation across the Olympic Games at event and discipline level where possible;
• Prioritising new events that accommodate athletes within the sport’s existing quota allocation; and
• Using existing venue for any proposed new events
The Council has taken careful note of the position of the IOC on separate weight categories for sports that do not involve combat or weightlifting. The Council believes that CoastalRowing adds value for the sport -increases diversity, expands the number of countries that can participate, adds value to the Games-Youth Appeal and innovative TV programming as well as meets and will surpass all the criteria sought by the IOC EB. Therefore, the Council proposes that the Olympic rowing programme for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games should consist of the following classes:
|Single Sculls||Single Sculls||Coastal Rowing Double Sculls|
|Double Sculls||Double Sculls||Coastal Rowing Solo|
|Quadruple Sculls||Quadruple Sculls||Coastal Rowing Solo|
This means that Lightweight boats will disappear from the Olympic event programme and Coastal boat will be introduced.
The 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships (WRICH), presented by Concept2, is to be held virtually and will include a Qualification Tournament starting on 28 November 2020 and concluding on 7 February 2021.
The European Continental Qualifier for the WRICH will take place on 5-6 December 2020, and will be hosted by British Rowing. This Continental Qualifier will be held as a part of BRIC Online (this year’s edition of the British Rowing Indoor Championships), which will also act at the 2021 European Rowing Indoor Championships. For more information on this event, and to register once entries have opened, please visit www.britishrowing.org/BRIConline.
The following race categories will be included in the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships.
Lwt = Lightweight
|Open Men||PR3 Women||Masters 40-49 Women|
|Open Women||Masters 30-39 Men||Masters 50-54 Women|
|U23 Men||Masters 40-49 Men||Masters 55-59 Women|
|U23 Women||Masters 50-54 Men||Masters 60-64 Women|
|Junior/U19 Men||Masters 55-59 Men||Masters 65-69 Women|
|Junior/U19 Women||Masters 60-64 Men||Masters 70-74 Women|
|Lwt Men||Masters 65-69 Men||Masters 75-79 Women|
|Lwt Women||Masters 70-74 Men||Masters 80-84 Women|
|U23 Lwt Men||Masters 75-79 Men||Masters 85-89 Women|
|U23 Lwt Women ||Masters 80-84 Men||Masters 90-94 Women|
|PR1 Men||Masters 85-89 Men||Masters 95-99 Women|
|PR1 Women||Masters 90-94 Men||Masters 100+ Women|
|PR2 Men||Masters 95-99 Men||PR3-II Men|
|PR2 Women||Masters 100+ Men||PR3-II Women|
|PR3 Men||Masters 30-39 Women|
|Masters 30-39 Lwt Men ||Masters 85-89 Lwt Men ||Masters 65-69 Lwt Women|
|Masters 40-49 Lwt Men ||Masters 90-94 Lwt Men ||Masters 70-74 Lwt Women|
|Masters 50-54 Lwt Men ||Masters 95-99 Lwt Men ||Masters 75-79 Lwt Women|
|Masters 55-59 Lwt Men ||Masters 100+ Lwt Men ||Masters 80-84 Lwt Women|
|Masters 60-64 Lwt Men ||Masters 30-39 Lwt Women||Masters 85-89 Lwt Women|
|Masters 65-69 Lwt Men ||Masters 40-49 Lwt Women ||Masters 90-94 Lwt Women|
|Masters 70-74 Lwt Men ||Masters 50-54 Lwt Women ||Masters 95-99 Lwt Women|
|Masters 75-79 Lwt Men ||Masters 55-59 Lwt Women ||Masters 100+ Lwt Women|
|Masters 80-84 Lwt Men ||Masters 60-64 Lwt Women |
|Open Men||PR2 Women||Masters 55-59 Women|
|Open Women||PR3 Men||Masters 60+ Women|
|U23 Men||PR3 Women||Masters 30-39 Lwt Men|
|U23 Women||PR3-II Men||Masters 40-49 Lwt Men|
|Junior/U19 Men||PR3-II Women||Masters 50-54 Lwt Men|
|Junior/U19 Women ||Masters 30-39 Men||Masters 55-59 Lwt Men|
|Lwt Men||Masters 40-49 Men||Masters 60+ Lwt Men|
|Lwt Women||Masters 50-54 Men||Masters 30-39 Lwt Women|
|U23 Lwt Men||Masters 55-59 Men||Masters 40-49 Lwt Women|
|U23 Lwt Women||Masters 60+ Men||Masters 50-54 Lwt Women|
|PR1 Men||Masters 30-39 Women||Masters 55-59 Lwt Women|
|PR1 Women||Masters 40-49 Women ||Masters 60+ Lwt Women|
|PR2 Men||Masters 50-54 Women |
Team Test – Men
Team Test – Women
Team Test – Mixed (2 Women, 2 Men)
1hr – Men
1hr – Women
Rowing crews from Finland, Norway and Denmark participated with success in the European Rowing Championship at Lake Malta in Poznan in Poland.
In M1x Sverri Nielsen from Denmark was first rower to pass the finish line and won the gold medal to claim the EC title in front of Poland in second position. Kjetil Borch from Norway finished third and claimed the Bronze medal with a margin of 0.02 sec before the reigning world champion Oliver Zeidler from Germany.
In LM1x Kristoffer Brun from Norway won the gold medal and in LW1x Maia Lund from Norway came at 4th position in the A-final.
Denmark finished the EC regatta with three 4th positions in the A-finals all in women’s races. In W1x Women’s Single , W2- Women’s Pair and W4- Women’s Four.
The danish M2- Men’s Pair came 6th in the A-final.
At the FISA Extraordinary 2020 Congress it has been decided that ‘FISA’ will use World Rowing as the name and brand to be used for all operational and communication matters.