The first day of the 2019 World Rowing Championships was the first step for athletes to work towards becoming a World Champion. And the course in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria turned on perfect flat water for this day of heats.
We’re back for the World Championships! The World Rowing Championships is the most important event on the World Rowing calendar and this year it also doubles up as the first Olympic Qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The race is on not just for World Championship status, but also for Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria. The race has attracted a record number of countries with 80 nations taking part. The racing will be intense. Here’s who to watch out for in the races.