Rowing: After Delay World Rowing Confirms Asia/Oceania Regatta Qualifiers

World Rowing has confirmed the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualification Regatta qualifiers. Due to a rule where nations can only obtain one boat quota (with the exception of nations which finished first in more than one event in which case they may select two) and some nation’s top performing boats having the same ranking we needed to await final confirmation.

The nations which needed to select their boat was Japan (two between men’s and women’s single sculls and men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls), Iran (men’s and women’s single sculls) and Indonesia (men’s and women’s lightweight double sculls). Japan selected men’s single sculls and women’s lightweight double sculls, Iran selected women’s single sculls and Indonesia selected women’s lightweight double sculls. Additionally, Hong Kong declined its men’s lightweight double sculls quota so it could send a boat in the women’s single sculls to the Olympics.

Originally, five single sculls and three lightweight double sculls quotas were available, but with Japan qualifying a men’s and women’s boat its single sculls host quotas have been reallocated to the sixth highest ranked eligible boat.

The men’s single sculls quotas went to Japan, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia while the women’s single sculls quotas were won by Iran, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Hong Kong, Qatar and Singapore.

In the men’s lightweight double sculls, it was India, Uzbekistan and Thailand whom won the quotas while on the women’s side it was Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Single Sculls
* Iraq
* Japan
* Kazakhstan
* Kuwait
* Philippines
* Saudi Arabia

Women’s Single Sculls
* Chinese Taipei
* Hong Kong
* Iran
* Qatar
* Singapore
* South Korea

Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls
* India
* Thailand
* Uzbekistan

Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls
* Indonesia
* Japan
* Vietnam

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