• 2021 World Rowing Under 23 Championships

    21. – 25. 7. 2021 | Račice, Czech Republic

Very Hot Second Day of Racing

Thursday was a very hot day again, temperatures in the Czech Republic were breaking records and were reaching over 35 degrees Celsius. In today's heats and repechages rowers, and among them eight Czech crews, were aiming to qualify for the next round of racing.

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First in the morning was Junior Women's Coxed Four (JW4+). The goal in each heat was first place to go straight to the final. Italy, Australia and United States were too strong to beat for the Czech crew. Czech Republic ended up at the last position and that has send them to repechages. Their Junior Men's (JM4+) colleagues from the same class has secured their place in semifinals with third place in Heat Two. Other qualifiers in this class were Canada, Ireland, Russia, Australia and Spain.

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Junior Women's Pair (JW2-), three heats and the goal here was to finish top three to advance to semifinals. In Head One Greece had the best start and lead safely whole way followed by Chile and Lithuania. Heat Two was a very tight race to the finish line with Romania being the best in the final finish. Germany and South Africa finished right behind only in 0.65 seconds gap. Qualifiers from Heat Three were USA, Canada and Great Britain.

All crews of four heats of Junior Men's Pair (JM2-) had the goal to be in a top position for a direct path to the semifinals. In Heat One Italy easily crossed the finish line first. Winner of Heat Two, securing the spot for semifinal, was Argentina who ended up in the water right after the finish line. The German crew lead the way from the start to the finish in Heat Three.




„I remember feeling bad for the crews we rowed against. I knew how hard we had trained. I knew before they did, they would lose this race.“
Bob Valerian

Venue Features

Technical Parameters of Regatta Course
  • total length of the artificial water channel is 2,350 m
  • total width is 130 m (8 lanes of 12.5 m width)
  • depth of the course is about 3.5 m
  • the return channel width is 30 m
  • total area of regatta course is 73 hectares
  • asphalt road around the channel 5 km long
  • 6 pontoons
  • constant water level kept by water filling if necessary
Finish Tower
Provides the perfect conditions for all activities connected with race operations:
  • five floors
  • air conditioned
  • total area of 600 m2
  • timing and operations centre
  • FISA, jury office
  • Judges
  • VIP meeting room with observation deck on the top floor
The Venue
Technical parameters of the regatta course
  • Spectator area
  • grandstands for up 4,000 spectators
  • parking facility with large capacity
  • food and beverage sales points
  • information services (including a souvenir programm
    and daily results and starters list summaries, giant videowall)
  • merchandising and marketplace
  • medical services
  • banking services
  • grandstand with wheelchair access
  • ceremonies in front of grandstands

2021 World Rowing Under 23 Championships

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