After being postponed a day due to inclement weather at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay, the rowing gold events finally made their splashy debut.
The Men’s Lightweight double sculls gold medal won by Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy at the Tokyo Olympics is Ireland’s first Olympic gold medal. Ireland has not won an Olympic gold medal since 2012, and this is the country’s first in the sport of rowing.
Greek women’s coxless pair semifinalist team set a new world record of 6:48:70 to win gold. By far the fastest team ever in this competition, they have set a new world record. However, the Greeks’ final success was not repeated, and the New Zealand rowing team won the event.
Valentina Rodini and Federica Casarini of Italy were the victorious lightweight women’s team.
Coxless Pair Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Male
Two male rowers who will compete in the Coxless pair event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
- M. Sinkovic and V. Sinkovic (Croatia)
- C. Tudosa & M. Cozmiuc (Romania)
- F. Vystavel and J. Sutton (Denmark)
Coxless Pair Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: Female
- Gowler, Kevin, and Prendergast, Gary (New Zealand)
- Drs. E. Oriabinskaia and V. Stepanova (ROC)
- H. Janssen & C. Filmer (Canada)
Unlike in most other sports, rowers never get a glimpse of the finish line until they’ve already crossed it. The shell, or boat, travels in the direction opposite to that in which the rowers are facing.
The stern is the end of the boat that is closest to the starting line, and the bow is the end of the boat that is pointed toward the end of the race. By coincidence, the rower who occupies the position closest to the boat’s front is known as the “bow seat.” The first row of chairs is also known as “seat 1” because it is located at the front of the boat.
The “stroke seat” refers to the rower’s position closest to the boat’s rear. The “8 seat” is another name for the stroke seat in an 8. The “four seat” in a four-person vehicle, etc. Thanks for reading our article Coxless Pair Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.