The final day of the 2019 World Rowing Championships saw medals being awarded in six Olympic events. In total, the top 9 single sculls, 11 double sculls, and 5 coxed eights boats qualified a spot to compete at the Olympics. The World Rowing Championships was held in Linz and Ottensheim, Austria from August 25th to September 1st 2019.
Among the Olympic events held today, both Germany and New Zealand performed well, winning two events each with Germany winning gold in the men’s single sculls and men’s coxed eights and New Zealand winning gold in the women’s double sculls and women’s coxed eights. The men’s double sculls was won by China while Ireland won the women’s single sculls.
In terms of Olympic qualification, the Netherlands and New Zealand had the best day qualifying five boats each. The Netherlands missed the women’s coxed eight while New Zealand missed the men’s coxed eight. Overall 20 nations qualified at least one boat today, including three nations that did not qualify one yesterday (Austria, Czech Republic and Lithuania), boosting our total to 26 nations.
For single sculls, the next opportunity for nation to qualify will be at their respective continental qualifiers while for the other boats, the next opportunity will be at the final qualification regatta.