Rowing

New Zealand top World Rowing Championships medals table as Twigg's seven-year quest comes off

By Mike Rowbottom

Emma Twigg was victorious in the women's single sculls after seven years of trying at the World Championships ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand finished top of the medals table at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam as victories on the final day from Emma Twigg - after seven years of trying - in the women's single sculls and their women's double sculls crew gave them a total of six golds.

Britain and New Zealand power on, but French suffer upset at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Britain's men's four added the world gpld to their European title in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesFamiliar names assumed their places on top of the rostrum on the penultimate day of competition at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

Dutch celebrate home gold as World Rowing Championships witness nine world best times

By Mike Rowbottom

Six of today's eight finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam produced world best times ©Getty ImagesAs is their custom, Dutch swimmers wasted no time in reaching their home crew on the first of three finals days at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam – and there was special reason for celebration as the defending champions in the lightweight women's quadruple sculls had set the stands in a ferment by finishing eight seconds inside the eight-year-old world best set by China.

Copeland lucks out, but Britain's other Olympic champions progress at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Kat Copeland, pictured after winning the London 2012 Olympic title with Sophie Hosking in the lightweight double sculls, failed to reach this year's world championships final with her new partner, Imogen Walsh ©AFP/Getty ImagesGreat Britain's big battalions of the men's four and the women's pair did their job on a day of semi-finals at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam - but a moment's misjudgement from Kat Copeland, London 2012 gold medallist in the lightweight double sculls, cost a place in the final in a hugely competitive race.

IOC cardiologist calls on rowing team doctors to step up to challenge of ECG screening

By Mike Rowbottom

A Czech soldier being given an ECG test in 2001 ©Hulton Archive/Getty ImagesTeam doctors and therapists at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam have been encouraged by a leading authority on cardiovascular screening to step up to the challenge of implementing the testing introduced by the International Rowing Federation (FISA)  in March this year.

US women's eight still looking great at Amsterdam World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

The women's eight heats, postponed from the previous day because of high winds, took place today at the World Rowing Championshpis in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesThe United States women's eight, unbeaten since 2006, gave every indication that it will defend its title at this year's World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam as it won the first heat comfortably from Great Britain, finishing more than six seconds clear in 6min 20.96sec.

Defending champions Milani and Sancassani get back on track at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Defending lightweight double sculls world champions Laura Milani and Elisabetta Sancassani won their repechage in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesItaly's defending champions in the lightweight women's double sculls, Laura Milani and Elisabetta Sancassani, got their title defence back on track at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam after defeat in the heat, as they won their repechage in 7min 40.06sec ahead of Sweden and Ireland.

Murray and Bond win men's coxed pair debut at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Hamish Bond (left) and Eric Murray, New Zealand's all-conquering men's pair, have made a winning debut in the men's coxed pair ©Getty ImagesNew Zealand's world and Olympic champions in the men's pair, Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, produced a display of predictable mastery as they branched out at the FISA World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam by doubling up for a historic debut in the men's coxed pair.

Crow flying high as FISA World Rowing Championships begin in Amsterdam

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's Kim Crow, who won her opening single sculls heat by almost 14sec as she set out in defence of her title at the FISA World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesAustralia's defending champion in the women's single sculls, Kim Crow - beaten twice in this season's World Cup by New Zealander Emma Twigg -  put down a heavy marker in today's opening heats at the FISA World Championships in Amsterdam.
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