When: 30 October – 7 November 2010
Where: Lake Karapiro, New Zealand
Details: 32 years on from hosting the World Rowing Championships, the tournament has returned to New Zealand. Lake Karapiro will play hosts the scores of rowers that will come to battle it out for the all important World Championship titles.
The host nation scooped four golds at last years Championships in Poland and will be looking to add to that stash. Team GB had a smattering of silvers and so are looking to go one better this year and take home the top prizes. In the adaptive events, GB claimed two golds and are hoping to hold on to their titles.
Frances Houghton and Debbie Flood, Olympic silver medallists, are welcomed back into the squad after time off due to injury and working for the Prison Service respectively.
In the women’s double scull, Katherine Grainger, silver medallist in last year’s single scull, brings a wealth of experience as she teams up with Anna Watkins. Helene Raynsford, gold medallist in Beijing, is back competing in the adaptive rowing and hungry for success.
For the first time, the Championships will feature four days of final racing from Thursday 4th November through to Sunday 7th November. Here’s hoping for success on the water….
More info: www.wrch2010.com