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"Thank you, Bulgaria!"
17 Sep 2018
"Thank you, Bulgaria. Thank you, Plovdiv. You organized a great world championship. I want to congratulate every person involved in the organizarion of this exciting world championship. Thanks to the state, to the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev, the Municipality of Plovdiv, the mayor of the town Ivan Totev, and thanks to the chairman of the organizing committee…
Borch and Puspure impress in finals at World Rowing Championships
16 Sep 2018
The final day of racing at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria proved to be one of the best with the World Best Time standards being rewritten in the para singles and Borch and Puspure showing the way in the singles. A freshness was in the air as tail wind headed down the Plovdiv regatta course with rowers…
Symbolic first sod for the second rowing canal
15 Sep 2018
The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, was greatly welcomed at the Rowing Canal in Plovdiv. Bach, together with the president of FISA Jean-Christophe Rolland, the mayor of the town Ivan Totev, the Minister of Youth and Sports Krasen Kralev and the chairman of the organising rowing committee Ivan Popov made a symbolic first sod for a the…
Close finishes for World Rowing Championship titles
15 Sep 2018
Finals at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria continued including the men’s and women’s pair featuring some of the stars of rowing. The rowers got to enjoy flat calm conditions on the Plovdiv regatta course under sunny skies with temperatures rising into the high 20s degrees Celsius as the day of racing continuing. Watching from the sidelines was…
Upsets in semifinals at World Rowing Championships
14 Sep 2018
The rowing conditions were great on the Plovdiv regatta course with barely any wind, almost completely flat water and sunny, mild temperatures. Men’s Pair (M2-) – Semifinals The winners of yesterday’s quarterfinals all finished with very similar times and this boded well for some very tight racing today. In Semifinal One it was Spain and Belarus that had the fastest…
Make it to the final. Today’s goal at World Rowing Championships
13 Sep 2018
Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls (LM1x) – Semifinals Semifinal One saw European Champion, Michael Schmid of Switzerland sitting in the centre lane after winning his heat earlier in the week. Sitting next to Schmid was Man Sun of China who raced to a bronze medal at last year’s World Rowing Championships in the lightweight double. At the start it was Peter…
The big eights race the World Rowing Championship heats
12 Sep 2018
Para PR1 Women’s Single Sculls (PR1 W1x) – Heats This boat class had two heats and the goal was to finish first for a direct path to the final. First to feature in Heat One was opened with Moran Samuel of Israel in the lead. Samuel took silver at last year’s World Rowing Championships and this is her first major…
Horrie the one to beat in para single
11 Sep 2018
Tail wind conditions continued at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. This was the third day of racing and the feature of the day was the para PR1 men’s single sculls. Erik Horrie of Australia set a World Best Time in his heat making him the one to beat in the semifinal and final.
Ready. Go! The 2018 World Rowing Championships is underway
09 Sep 2018
Lightweight Men’s Single Sculls (LM1x) – Heats
The 2018 World Rowing Championships for Men and Women is officially opened
08 Sep 2018
The President of the World Rowing Federation Jean-Christophe Roland officially opened 2018 World Rowing Championships for Men and Women. The official ceremony of the Ancient Theater was attended by representatives of all 62 participating countries. The official opening ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Mayor of Sports and Youth Activities Georgi Tityukov, the Chairman of the Bulgarian Rowing Federation…

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