Twenty-nine nations win medals at 2017 World Rowing Championships
The blue riband boat classes – the men’s and women’s single sculls and men’s and women’s eight – highlighted the final day of racing at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, United States.
A small head-cross wind that changed to a tail wind rippled the waters of the Nathan Benderson Park regatta course with hot and humid conditions as is normal for late summer in Florida.
The waters of Nathan Benderson Park remained flat calm for today’s finals races at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, United States.
It took 23 years for the World Rowing Championships to return to the United States and today in Sarasota-Bradenton the finals got going. The conditions were ideal on the water with the air temperature reaching into the low 30s degrees Celsius. It takes something special to win a World Championship medal and today ‘special’ was the key.
The 2017 World Rowing Championships moved into day five for the second round of semifinals with the single and double scullers giving their all to try and make the final. At Sarasota-Bradenton, USA, the World Rowing Championship venue turned on another hot, humid day with an ever-so-slight head-cross wind.