The heats of the 2023 World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia concluded on Tuesday, with the finalists for the Olympic rowing classes and a spot at the 2024 Paris Paralympics secured.
The race got off to a good start, breaking two world championship best times and one world best time.
Moran Samuel is Birgit Skarstein’s PR1 Women’s Single Scull They were our biggest rivals for a while, but in Belgrade they showed that their hard work is paying off with some solid skulls. The Israeli athlete finished in the world championships’ best time of 9 minutes 56.42 seconds. However, Paralympic, World and European champion Skarstein of Norway was next, and despite being slower than Samuel in the first 1000 meters, Skarstein set a world championships best time of 9 minutes 54.08 seconds. did. Both Samuel and Skarstein made it to the finals, qualifying them for the 2024 Paris Games.
After the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Paralympic Champion Lauren Rowles PR2 mixed double scull Following the retirement of Laurence Whiteley, she was looking for a new partner, but her new crewmate Stevenson proved to be more than a capable replacement, setting his third world-best time this season. has been proven. Ireland’s Stephen McGowan and Katie O’Brien won the first heat after a great battle against last year’s silver medalist from Poland. Ireland and Great Britain qualified for the final and also qualified for the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games.
of Eight After completing these championship heats, some advanced directly to Sunday’s A final. Britain, Australia, the United States and the Netherlands took home honors for the men’s competition, while the United States and Romania took home the honors for the women’s competition. Other crews must compete in a repechage before competing for medals.
Olympic dreams put on hold for repechage crew
While the first finalists in the Paris 2024 Olympic class kept their spots, others saw their Olympic dreams put on hold.
All eyes were on the second repechage match. Lightweight women’s double scullIn , Olympic gold and silver medalists Italy and France were rowing to retain their championships despite disappointing performances in their heats. Both crews showed their experience, with Italy taking the lead and France taking the win. They were the two boats that qualified for the repechage. The remaining crews will head to the C/D semi-finals and will miss out on qualifying for Paris 2024 among the top seven in their boat class.
inside boys 4, Poland’s hopes of qualifying for the Belgrade Olympics were dashed as South Africa snatched third place in the semi-finals by just 0.02 seconds. Similarly, the other German in the men’s top four in the repechage was 0.24 seconds behind the Dane.
Next up is the 2023 World Rowing Championships.
Racing continues tomorrow, September 6th, with repechage, quarter-finals and minor finals for certain boat classes beginning. See the complete schedule here.