The 2019 World Rowing Championships will be held at the Linz-Ottensheim regatta course in Ottensheim, Austria in August and will act as one of the major qualifying legs for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
World Rowing explained the points qualification system for rowers ahead of the Summer Games in Tokyo next year, with the 2019 World Rowing Championships accounting for 118 of the 206 boats that will compete in Japan.
Preview and Favourites
Italy have just about come out on top of the last two medal tables at the World Rowing Championships and finished as the most prolific nation in 2018 despite the fact they had only eight medals to the United States’ 10. The key difference there was that Italy had three golds, four silvers and one bronze, while the United States had three golds, three silvers and four bronzes
Prior to that, Great Britain were back-to-back winners in 2015 and 2016. That trend could begin anew in 2019 as a new contender prepares to win the first of successive world championships.
New Zealand last won the World Rowing Championships in 2014 but have since finished second in the medal standings on two occasions (2015, 2017). However, morale will be somewhat low for the Kiwis after they finished without a gold medal to their name in 2018, the first time in 17 years that they’ve failed to win a single race.
The World Rowing Championships will return to Ottensheim for the first time in 11 years and will see a list of contenders old and new vie to become the world’s best in Austria.
The 2019 World Rowing Championships will take place over the course of a week and will run from Sunday, August 25th until Sunday, September 1.
Generally speaking, the opening heats and repechage will be held toward the beginning of the week, and the first medals aren’t due to be handed out until the men’s openweight coxless pair final takes place on Wednesday, August 28.
That’s before the 2019 World Rowing Championships come to a close with a flurry of finals on the last day, including the men and women’s eight, single sculls and double sculls all in close succession.
Para-rowing events will also be taking place throughout the week and kick off with the mixed double scull heats, coming to a crescendo with the single scull events the day of the closing ceremony. You can check out the competition’s official provisional programme at WorldRowing.com to see the schedule outline.
2019 World Rowing Championships Betting & Odds
You can bet on the 2019 World Rowing Championships at William Hill, BetAmerica, Ladbrokes, Betfair. Odds are normally available 3 weeks prior the event and can be checked at odds betting sites like Oddschecker. ree picks and tips on rowing can be found on other betting portals, but the best is to follow official water sports news.
Where to Get Tickets
Ticket information for the 2019 World Rowing Championships is yet to be released, but monitor the events page at WorldRowing.com for updates and announcements. Ticketmaster.com will also provide search options to purchase tickets when they become available.
The 2018 World Rowing Championships were the first of their kind where the competition schedule was gender-equal, with men and women competing in the exact same number of events. It’s expected the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Ottensheim will follow the same example.
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