FISA finally adopts gender equality in rowing

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Following the #WRChamps in Sarasota the World Rowing Federation (FISA) held it’s 2017 Ordinary Congress. Notably the congress voted for gender equality across all events to match the recent IOC ruling in which the LWM4- was dropped in order to create a new W4+ category.

Gender equality in rowing

The Congress unanimously re-elected the following for another four-year term:

  • President: Jean-Christophe Rolland (FRA)
  • Vice-President: Tricia Smith (CAN)
  • Treasurer: Mike Williams (GBR)

The following were elected for a four-year term as Commissions Chairs to serve on the Executive Committee:

  • Lenka Dienstbach-Wech (GER), Athletes Commission Chair
  • Patrick Rombaut (BEL), Umpire Commission Chair
  • Mike Tanner (HKG), Events Commission Chair

The Congress also attributed the upcoming World Rowing events as per the adjacent table and Cambodia and Guinea were welcomed into the FISA fold bringing the total number of members to 153.

2018 International Rowing Venues

  • 2018 World Rowing Tour – Costa Brava, Spain
  • 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships – Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019 World Rowing Cup I – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 2019 World Rowing Cup II – Poznan, Poland
  • 2019 World Rowing Cup III – Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 2019 World Rowing Coastal Championships – Hong Kong China
  • 2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta – Linz-Ottensheim, Austria
2017-10-05T08:49:19+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |