The following events are offered at the World Rowing Junior Championships:
|Junior Men||(JM)||1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+, 4+|
|Junior Women||(JW)||1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+|
World Rowing Championships are open to all member federations. A rower may compete in a Junior rowing event until 31st of December of the year in which he reaches the age of 18.
Beijing, formerly known as Peking, is the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. It is China’s second largest city. Beijing is recognized as a modern international metropolis. It has been the capital city of many dynasties throughout Chinese history. The population of China is 1,336,718,015 (July 2011 est.) of which approximately 22 million live in Beijing.
Rowing in China
The Chinese Rowing Association was founded in May 1981. In China, sport is planned on provincial level and gets financed through national and local government funds. Now, in rowing, the advantage the Chinese athletes have lies therein that they have a status as ‘fulltime-rowers’, paid by the government. However, in the general opinion, rowing is obviously not very popular or even common in China. The former team manager Wu Hau says that most rowers are merely the, “remnants of basketball and swimming.” Until now the Chinese athletes were only successful once in rowing at the Olympic Games. In Olympics 1996 in Atlanta, Cao Mianying and Zhang Xiuyun won silver medals in women’s double sculls behind Canada and before the Netherlands