Three or four sports are expected to be added by majority vote of the Victorian Government, Commonwealth Games Australia and Commonwealth Games Federation. The three organizations only accept nominations from international sports federations. This means that only World Rowing submissions will be considered. Geelong is a favorite place for coastal rowing.
World Rowing’s proposal has upset many of the sport’s former champions, noting that current and future stars have been barred from participating in the event, which saw Australia finish second behind New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics. I’m here. In addition, half of the medals won in Tokyo went to the Commonwealth of his game nations, of which 34 were members of World Rowing.
Of the Nagambie-based alternative program, Anthony said, “The proposed one for men and women who are light, heavy and para rowers will be attractive throughout Commonwealth rowing.” It included events over 2000 meters in singles, sculls and pairs.
Opponents of the decision argue that coastal boats are almost non-existent in Australia.
This year’s Australian Beach Sprint Championship had 42 entries and the Australian Rowing Championship had 2400 entries. At the last Beach Sprint Coastal World Championships, he had only two entries from Commonwealth countries.
However, World Rowing insists that Coastal Rowing will grow as a sport, writing in a letter to Robson: Discipline. Many countries within the Commonwealth have limited or no access to classical rowing facilities and equipment, but stretch coastlines and lakes in coastal conditions. ”
Former rower Sue Chapman Popa, mother of Tokyo rowing gold medalist Rosemary Popa, who represented Australia at both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, said: Surf boat rowing, not coastal sprinting. Rowing a surfboard is what many rowers are born or end up doing. ”
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