Rowing: 32 Nations Qualify to Olympics After World Championships

Great Britain led all nations by qualifying 12 boats out of the 14 rowing events. In total 32 nations qualified at least one boat. The top ranked nations from each Olympic event will qualify to the Olympics. More specifically, 9 for the single sculls, 8 for the men’s quadruple sculls, 5 for the women’s quadruple sculls and coxed eights for both genders and 11 for the other events. The Rowing World Championship was held in Lac d’Aiguebelette, France from August 30th to September 6th 2015.

In total 75 nations competed across all events. Among the Olympic events New Zealand led all nations by winning seven medals along with three golds in men’s pairs, women’s double sculls and women’s lightweight double sculls. Great Britain and the United States were the only other nations to have won multiple golds with Great Britain winning in men’s eights and women’s pairs and the United States winning in women’s quadruple sculls and women’s eights.

The other seven events were won by seven nations namely; Australia (women’s single sculls), Croatia (men’s double sculls), Czech Republic (men’s single sculls), France (men’s lightweight double sculls), Germany (men’s quadruple sculls), Italy (men’s fours) and Switzerland (men’s lightweight fours).

With over two-thirds of the athlete quotas decided the picture for rowing is becoming clear. Next up will be continental qualifiers for single sculls and lightweight double sculls, namely for Africa, Asia/Oceania and Latin America. The European (along with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) qualifier will be jointly held with the final qualifiers for the other 10 events.

Boats by Nation

  • Great Britain – 12
  • United States – 10
  • Germany – 9
  • New Zealand – 9
  • Australia – 7
  • Canada – 6
  • France – 6
  • Netherlands – 6
  • Poland – 6
  • Italy – 5
  • Lithuania – 5
  • Belarus – 4
  • China – 4
  • Russia – 4
  • South Africa – 4
  • Switzerland – 4
  • Czech Republic – 3
  • Denmark – 3
  • Romania – 3
  • Austria – 2
  • Croatia – 2
  • Cuba – 2
  • Greece – 2
  • Ireland – 2
  • Norway – 2
  • Azerbaijan – 1
  • Bulgaria – 1
  • Estonia – 1
  • Serbia – 1
  • Spain – 1
  • Sweden – 1
  • Ukraine – 1

Athletes by Nation

  • Great Britain – 43
  • New Zealand – 33
  • United States – 32
  • Germany – 31
  • Netherlands – 25
  • Russia – 24
  • Canada – 22
  • Australia – 19
  • Poland – 15
  • France – 14
  • Italy – 14
  • Switzerland – 11
  • Lithuania – 10
  • Belarus – 9
  • China – 9
  • Denmark – 8
  • Romania – 8
  • South Africa – 8
  • Czech Republic – 6
  • Greece – 6
  • Estonia – 4
  • Ireland – 4
  • Ukraine – 4
  • Austria – 3
  • Croatia – 3
  • Cuba – 3
  • Norway – 3
  • Azerbaijan – 2
  • Bulgaria – 2
  • Serbia – 2
  • Spain – 2
  • Sweden – 1

QUOTAS BY EVENT

Men’s Single Sculls

  1. Czech Republic
  2. New Zealand
  3. Lithuania
  4. Norway
  5. Croatia
  6. Cuba
  7. Belarus
  8. Great Britain
  9. Poland

Men’s Pairs

  1. New Zealand
  2. Great Britain
  3. Serbia
  4. Netherlands
  5. Italy
  6. Australia
  7. South Africa
  8. France
  9. United States
  10. Spain
  11. Romania

Men’s Double Sculls

  1. Croatia
  2. Lithuania
  3. New Zealand
  4. Germany
  5. Australia
  6. France
  7. Azerbaijan
  8. Great Britain
  9. Cuba
  10. Italy
  11. Bulgaria

Men’s Fours

  1. Italy
  2. Australia
  3. Great Britain
  4. Canada
  5. Germany
  6. Netherlands
  7. United States
  8. Belarus
  9. Greece
  10. Russia
  11. Romania

Men’s Quadruple Sculls

  1. Germany
  2. Australia
  3. Estonia
  4. Great Britain
  5. Switzerland
  6. Lithuania
  7. Poland
  8. Ukraine

Men’s Eights

  1. Great Britain
  2. Germany
  3. Netherlands
  4. New Zealand
  5. Russia

Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls

  1. France
  2. Great Britain
  3. Norway
  4. South Africa
  5. Italy
  6. Germany
  7. Poland
  8. United States
  9. Austria
  10. Switzerland
  11. Ireland

Men’s Lightweight Fours

  1. Switzerland
  2. Denmark
  3. France
  4. New Zealand
  5. Netherlands
  6. Italy
  7. United States
  8. China
  9. Great Britain
  10. Czech Republic
  11. Canada

Women’s Single Sculls

  1. Australia
  2. Czech Republic
  3. China
  4. United States
  5. Switzerland
  6. Canada
  7. Sweden
  8. Lithuania
  9. Austria

Women’s Pairs

  1. Great Britain
  2. New Zealand
  3. United States
  4. Denmark
  5. South Africa
  6. Canada
  7. Romania
  8. Germany
  9. Netherlands
  10. France
  11. Belarus

Women’s Double Sculls

  1. New Zealand
  2. Greece
  3. Germany
  4. Poland
  5. Lithuania
  6. Great Britain
  7. China
  8. France
  9. Belarus
  10. Australia
  11. United States

Women’s Quadruple Sculls

  1. United States
  2. Germany
  3. Netherlands
  4. Poland
  5. Australia

Women’s Eights

  1. United States
  2. New Zealand
  3. Canada
  4. Great Britain
  5. Russia

Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls

  1. New Zealand
  2. Great Britain
  3. South Africa
  4. Canada
  5. Denmark
  6. Germany
  7. China
  8. Poland
  9. Ireland
  10. Russia
  11. United States

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