Rowing at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Rowing
at the XV Paralympic Games
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Venue Lagoa Stadium
Dates 9-11 September 2016
Competitors 96
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Rowing at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
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Men’s single sculls
Women’s single sculls
Mixed double sculls
Mixed coxed four

Rowing competitions at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio will be held from 9 to 11 September 2016, at Lagoa Stadium at the Games’ Copacabana hub.

Classification[edit]

Rowers are given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows rowers to compete against others with a similar level of function.

The three rowing classes are:

  • LTA (Legs, Trunk and Arms) – Mixed coxed fours
  • TA (Trunk and Arms) – Mixed double sculls
  • AS (Arms and shoulders) – Men’s and women’s singles

Events[edit]

Four rowing events are scheduled to be held, each over a course of 1000 metres:

  • Men’s single sculls AS
  • Women’s single sculls AS
  • Mixed double sculls TA
  • Mixed four coxed LTA

Qualification[edit]

Ninety-six athletes (48 male, 48 female) are expected to take part in this sport.

The majority of the spots were awarded based on the results at the 2015 World Rowing Championships, held at Lac d’Aiguebelette, France from August 30 to September 6, 2015. Places are awarded to National Olympic Committees, not to specific athletes. Further berths are distributed at the final Paralympic qualification regatta in Gavirate, Italy.[1] A minimum of two places were held over for the host, Brazil, one rower of each gender. In the event, however, Brazil qualified that minimum number via the World Championships, and the host nation places were therefore added to the Bipartite commission quota distribution. Russia have now been excluded from the 2016 Paralympics, and Germany and USA, as the fastest non-qualifiers in AS M1x and TA X2x respectively, will take Russia’s place in those events.[2]

Qualifiers for the Paralympic Games 2016 – Rowing
Qualification Event AS M1x AS W1x TA X2x LTA X4+
2015 World Rowing Championships
Lucerne, Switzerland
(Top 8 boats per event – 64 athletes)
Australia
Great Britain
Ukraine
Russia
United States
Netherlands
Brazil
Italy
Israel
Great Britain
Norway
Brazil
Belarus
Italy
South Africa
United States
Australia
Great Britain
France
Ukraine
Netherlands
Poland
Brazil
Israel
Great Britain
United States
Canada
Italy
South Africa
Ukraine
Germany
France
2016 Final Paralympic Regatta
Gavirate, Italy
(Top 2 boats per event – 16 athletes)
China
South Korea
Germany
China
South Korea
China
Russia
United States
Australia
China
Host Nation Quotas N/A
Bipartite Commission quotas
(8 male, 8 female rowers – 16 athletes)[3]
Lithuania
Kenya
Hungary
Argentina
Japan
Latvia
Austria
Zimbabwe

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank NPC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 3 0 1 4
2  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 0 1
3  China (CHN) 0 2 0 2
4  Australia (AUS) 0 1 0 1
 United States (USA) 0 1 0 1
6  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Israel (ISR) 0 0 1 1
Total 4 4 4 12

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men’s single sculls
details
Roman Polianskyi
 Ukraine
Erik Horrie
 Australia
Tom Aggar
 Great Britain
Women’s single sculls
details
Rachel Morris
 Great Britain
Wang Lili
 China
Moran Samuel
 Israel
Mixed double sculls
details
 Great Britain (GBR)
Lauren Rowles
Laurence Whiteley
 China (CHN)
Liu Shuang
Fei Tianming
 France (FRA)
Perle Bouge
Stephane Tardieu
Mixed coxed four
details
 Great Britain (GBR)  United States (USA)  Canada (CAN)

References

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