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Taupe-Traer's power of persistence

It may have taken over two decades, but persistence was the undisputed winner for 2013 in the lightweight women's single sculls. Austria's Michaela Taupe-Traer, at the age of 38, became a World Champion for the first time.

Get ready for Sydney... 50 days to go

The 2014 international rowing season is rapidly coming into view with the first World Rowing Cup of the season in Sydney, Australia just 50 days away.

Nominations open for 2014 Thomas Keller Medal

The nomination process for the 2014 Thomas Keller Medal is now open.

United States stay staunch in women's eight

The best women sweep rowers from the United States have been plastered all over the top podium position of the women's eight for eight years now. But the 2013 season did not start out as planned for this record breaking crew.


Bond proves singles worth in NZ regatta

New Zealand's Hamish Bond has beaten Olympic Champion Mahe Drysdale in the men's single sculls in local New Zealand regatta, the Cambridge Town Cup at Lake Karapiro. This is the second time over the New Zealand summer training season that Bond has got the better of Drysdale in the single.

Grobler’s post-Olympic chance pays off in the men’s eight

If any of 2013’s boat classes could be compared to a soap opera or a Shakespearean drama it would be the men’s eight. While essentially every boat class brought us twists and turns throughout the season, it could be argued that there was no drama like the on-water battles in rowing’s blue riband event. There was revenge, disappointment, pain, heartache and glory for the deserving winners.

Braas fastest again at Ergohead

The Amsterdam World Ergohead in the Netherlands is in its 17th year and continues to attract large numbers for the 20 minute race on the indoor rowing machine.

Video feature: Inside the race with James Thompson

World Rowing’s video library is available to everyone. Have a look back through the archives and watch the final of the lightweight men’s four at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup on the ‘Lake of the Gods’ in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Croatian quad hits the top in 2013

Lining up in the final of the World Rowing Championships with an almost identical semifinal time as your biggest adversary leaves no room for error.  The pressure was on for the top two crews in the men’s quadruple sculls on Saturday 31 August 2013.