Additional rowing places announced for 2012 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee, IOC has allocated four single sculls spots for the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing regatta. Women scullers from Paraguay and Myanmar, and men single scullers from Niger and Monaco will race in the single sculls in London following the decision by the IOC’s Tripartite Commission.
The FISA Executive Committee has re-allocated the two “host country” places. These places were reserved in case the host country did not qualify for the competition. In the case of rowing, the British team has qualified boats for the Games through the 2011 World Rowing Championships. Therefore one additional men's and one additional women's single scull will be allocated at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta this week in Lucerne, Switzerland. This makes a total of four men's and four women's single sculls for Olympic qualification on Wednesday, 23 May 2012.
Click here to find the Updated Qualification Chart and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Chart.
The 2012 Final Olympic Qualification Regatta will take place from 20 to 23 May 2012 in Lucerne, Switzerland on the Rotsee International Regatta Course. The 14 finals for the remaining 30 boats and 87 athletes will take place on Tuesday, 22 May and Wednesday, 23 May. Racing will start at 17:00 hrs each day. Follow the racing on WorldRowing.com