Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Olympic Rowing - Indoor Records

Here are some Olympic Rowing - Indoor Updated Records for men and women

Category
Time
Split
Nation
Year
Name
Open Men
5:36.6
1:24.1
NZL
2008
Rob Waddell
Lwt Men
5:58.5
1:29.6
DEN
2009
Henrik Stephansen
Open Women
6:28.4
1:37.1
FRA
2005
Sophie Balmary
Lwt Women
6:54.7
1:43.7
USA
2010
Ursula Grobler

• Lwt Women: 61.5 kg (136 lb) maximum weight
• Lwt Men: 75 kg (170 lb) maximum weight

Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women. Olympic Rowing Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal prices. SportTicketExchange.com is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Rowing Tickets.

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Oympic Rowing Women World Records

The following table comprises on the Oympic Rowing World Records for women.

Boat
Time
Nation
Location
Year
Crew
W1x
7:07.71
BUL
Seville
2002
Rumyana Neykova
W2-
6:53.80
ROM
Lucerne
1999
Georgeta Andrunache, Viorica Susanu
W2x
6:38.78
NZL
Seville
2002
Georgina Evers-Swindell, Caroline Evers-Swindell
W4-
6:25.35
AUS
Eton
2006
Kate Hornsey, Amber Bradley, Jo Lutz, Robyn Selby Smith
W4x
6:10.80
GER
Duisburg
1996
Kathrin Boron, Katrin Rutschow-Stomporowski, Jana Sorgers, Kerstin Koeppen
W8+
5:55.50
USA
Eton
2006
Caryn Davies, Caroline Lind, Susan Francia, Anna Mickelson, Lindsay Shoop, Anna Goodale, Megan Cooke, Brett Sickler, Mary Whipple (coxswain)
LW1x
7:28.15
ROM
Paris
1994
Constanţa Burcică
LW2-
7:18.32
AUS
Aiguebelette
1997
Eliza Blair, Justine Joyce
LW2x
6:49.77
CHN
Poznań
2006
Shimin Yan, Dongxiang Xu
LW4x
6:23.96
CHN
Eton
2006
Liu Jing, Fan Xuefei, Chen Haixia, Yu Hua (rower)

Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women. Olympic Rowing Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal prices. SportTicketExchange.com is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Rowing Tickets.



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Oympic Rowing World Records - Men

Here is a table for the Olympic world Records for Men only which are especially taken from the Guinness Book of World Records updated to 2011.
Boat
Time
Nation
Location
Year
Crew
LM2-
6:26.21
IRL
Paris
1994
Tony O'Connor, Neville Maxwell
LM4-
5:45.60
DEN
Lucerne
1999
Thomas Poulsen, Thomas Ebert, Eskild Ebbesen, Victor Feddersen
M4-
5:41.35
GER
Seville
2002
Sebastien Thormann, Paul Dienstbach, Philip Stueer, Bernd Heidicker
M4+
5:58.96
GER
Vienna
1991
Matthias Ungemach, Armin Eichholz, Armin Weyrauch, Bahne Rabe, Joerg Dederding (coxswain)
M2-
6:14.27
GBR
Seville
2002
Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell
M1x
6:33.35
NZL
Poznań
2009
Mahé Drysdale
LM2x
6:10.02
DEN
Amsterdam
2007
Mads Rasmussen, Rasmus Quist
LM8+
5:30.24
GER
Montreal
1992
Klaus Altena, Christian Dahlke, Thomas Melges, Bernhard Stomporowski, Michael Kobor, Uwe Maerz, Michael Buchheit, Kai von Warburg, Olaf Kaska (coxswain)
LM1x
6:46.93
FRA
Amsterdam
2011
Jeremie Azou
M8+
5:19.85
USA
Athens
2004
Jason Read, Wyatt Allen, Chris Ahrens, Joseph Hansen, Matt Deakin, Dan Beery, Beau Hoopman, Bryan Volpenhein, Peter Cipollone (coxswain)
M2+
6:42.16
CRO
Indianapolis
1994
Igor Boraska, Tihomir Franković, Milan Razov (coxswain)
LM4x
5:45.18
ITA
Montreal
1992
Francesco Esposito, Massimo Lana, Michelangelo Crispi, Massimo Guglielmi
M4x
5:36.20
AUS
Beijing
2008
Chris Morgan, James McRae, Brendan Long, Daniel Noonan
M2x
6:03.25
FRA
Poznań
2006
Adrien Hardy, Jean-Baptiste Macquet

Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women. Olympic Rowing Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal prices. SportTicketExchange.com is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Rowing Tickets.



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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Olympic Rowing - Picture Gallery

Here are some Olympics Pictures of Men and Women.


Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women. Olympic Rowing Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal prices. SportTicketExchange.com is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Rowing Tickets.



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Rowing - Equipment & Rules


Racing boats (often called shells) are long, narrow, and broadly semi-circular in cross-section in order to reduce drag to a minimum. Originally made from wood, shells are now almost always made from a composite material (usually a double skin of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic with a sandwich of honeycomb material) for strength and weight advantages. FISA rules specify minimum weights for each class of boat so that no individual will gain a great advantage from the use of expensive materials or technology. Many adjustments can be made to the equipment to accommodate the physiques of the crew. Collectively these adjustments are known as the boat's rigging. Single and double sculls are usually steered by the scullers pulling harder on one side or the other. In other boats there is a rudder, controlled by the coxswain, if present, or by one of the crew. On international courses landmarks for steersmen, consisting of two aligned poles, are provided. Oars are used to propel the boat. They are long (sculling: 250–300 cm; rowing 340–360 cm) poles with one flat end about 50 cm long and 25 cm wide, called the blade.
There are many differing sets of rules governing racing and these are generally defined by the governing body of the sport in a particular country. In international competition the rules are set out by the world governing body FISA. The rules may vary slightly but are generally very similar. The main notable difference between British Rowing rules and FISA rules is that coxes are not required to wear buoyancy aids in international events governed by FISA, whereas they are required to wear one at all times under the British Rowing rules.

Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women.


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Rowing - Types of Competition


Rowers may take part in the sport for their leisure or they may row competitively. There are different types of competition in the sport of rowing. Rowing is unusual in the demands it places on competitors. The standard world championship race distance of 2,000 meters is long enough to have a large endurance element, but short enough (typically 5.5 to 7.5 minutes) to feel like a sprint.

Most races that are held in the spring and summer feature side by side racing also called a regatta. The regatta season begins in April and is much more rewarding for spectators. All the boats start at the same time from a stationary position and the winner is the boat that crosses the finish line first. The number of boats in a race typically varies between two (which is sometimes referred to as a dual race) to six, but any number of boats can start together if the course is wide enough. There are often several heats in what can be a long day's racing. A heat might be first thing in the morning and if successful the final may not be until late afternoon. Regattas taking place on rivers will probably only have two or three racing lanes. The river course is unlikely to be straight and there will be other challenges to negotiate such as the bank.


Head races are time trial / processional races that take place from autumn (fall) to early spring (depending on local conditions). Boats begin with a rolling start at intervals of 10 – 20 seconds, and are timed over a set distance. Head courses usually vary in length from 2,000 m to 12,000 m, though there are longer races such as the Boston Rowing Marathon and shorter such as Pairs Head. Competitors will be divided into racing categories which might be determined by age, gender, experience. As a spectator you are unlikely to know who has won until the results are published on the race organiser's website. Heads are raced over a longer course than regattas, with the younger rowers sometimes rowing a 'short course'.

A third type of race is the bumps race, In these races, crews start lined up along the river at set intervals, and all start at the same time. The aim is to catch up with the boat in front, and avoid being caught by the boat behind. If a crew overtakes or makes physical contact with the crew ahead, a bump is awarded. As a result damage to boats and equipment is common during bumps racing. To avoid damage the cox of the crew being bumped may concede the bump before contact is actually made. The next day, the bumping crew will start ahead of any crews that have been bumped. Bumps races take place over several days, and the positions at the end of the last race are used to set the positions on the first day of the races the next year.

The stake format was often used in early American races. Competitors line up at the start, race to a stake, moored boat, or buoy some distance away, and return. The 180° turn requires mastery of steering. These races are popular with spectators because one may watch both the start and finish. Usually only two boats would race at once to avoid collision.

Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women.

Rowing at the London 2012 Olympic Games will demand stronger core balance and physical strength and will feature more power and passion of athletes as compare to previous years. Olympic Rowing will be held at Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire from 28 July to 4 August 2012. 550 athletes (353 men, 197 women) will compete in the game and there will be 14 medal events. Olympic Rowing Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange. Rowing Fans can buy Rowing Tickets from Sport Ticket Exchange and enjoy the thrilling sport.

Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women. Olympic Rowing Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal prices. SportTicketExchange.com is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Rowing Tickets.


Forms of Rowing

While rowing, the athlete sits in the boat facing backwards (towards the stern), and uses the oars which are held in place by the oarlocks to propel the boat forward (towards the bow). All forms of rowing force the large muscles of your upper body to work rhythmically for a continuous period.
Sweep Rowing is the most recognizable of competitive rowing forms. Sweep or sweep-oar rowing is a type of rowing when a rower has one oar, usually held with both hands. In the UK the term is less used as the term rowing generally refers to sweep oar. The term pulling was also used historically. Each rower in a sweep boat is referred to as being on stroke side (port) or bow side (starboard), depending on which side of the boat the rower's oar extends.

Stationary Rowing, or using the rowing machine in the gym, may be the most familiar version of this workout. ame powerful technique sweep rowers use on the rowing machine in the gym; in fact, the rowing machine, sometimes also called a rowing ergometer, or erg for short, originated as an off-season or dry-land training tool for sweep rowers. Start with a powerful leg drive, pushing yourself back from the seat.

Sculling technique is similar to sweep rowing and stationary rowing technique, but each rowing has two shorter sculling oars instead of one long sweep oar. Scullers are usually fielded as singles, doubles or quads; sculling boats are usually uncoxed. The bow-seat sculler acts as the on-water coach instead, calling strategy and glancing backward to spot the boat's direction.

Traditional or Fixed-Seat Rowing is practiced as a competitive sport in England, but fixed-seat rowboats are also used as recreational craft or transportation in many countries. Fixed-seat rowers usually sit on a bench, with two oars fixed in oarlocks to either side of the boat

Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women.



Rowing 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in London from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 4 August 2012, at Dorney Lake which, for the purposes of the Games venue, is officially termed Eton Dorney. Fourteen medal events will be contested by 550 athletes, 353 men and 197 women. Olympic Rowing Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange at nominal prices. SportTicketExchange.com is an excellent place for Olympic fans to buy or sell Olympic Tickets especially Rowing Tickets.

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