The second day of finals at the 2019 World Rowing Championships saw medals being awarded in eight Olympic events. In total, the top 11 coxless pairs, 7 lightweight double sculls, 8 coxless fours and 8 quadruple sculls boats qualified a spot to compete at the Olympics. The World Rowing Championships is currently being held in Linz and Ottensheim, Austria from August 25th to September 1st 2019.
Among the Olympic events, New Zealand won two gold medals (women’s coxless pair and women’s lightweight double sculls) while a single gold medal was won by Australia (women’s coxless four), China (women’s quadruple sculls), Croatia (men’s coxless pair), Ireland (men’s lightweight double sculls), Netherlands (men’s quadruple sculls) and Poland (men’s coxless four). In terms of total medals, 13 nations won at least one medal while the Netherlands won the most with four (1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze).
In total, 23 nations qualified at least one boat today with Italy qualifying in seven out of the eight boats, missing only the women’s coxless four. Great Britain qualified six boats (missing men’s coxless pair and men’s lightweight double sculls) while four other nations qualified five boats.
For the lightweight double sculls, the next opportunity for nations to qualify will be at their respective continental qualifiers while for the other boats, the next opportunity will be at the final qualification regatta. The World Championships concludes tomorrow with finals being held in the other six Olympic events.