Rowing Australia would like to congratulate all those who competed at the Inas Global Games 2019. A special thanks goes to all those who helped put together the games, especially the rowing!
Both on and off the water, Australia performed well taking home a total of 26 medals over the course of the game. Amazing work by all the athletes, as well as their coaches, alongside their support networks – the friends and families of these athletes!
There were also 7 World Records broken at the Global Games. 6 in the PR3 II (Intellectual Impairment) and 1 in the PR3 VI (Visual Impairment) categories.
The Australians who set new WR’s are:
- Julia Story in the Women’s 500m (PR3 II)
- Ruby Sutherland in the Women’s 500m (PR3 VI)
- Eleanor Taylor in the Women’s 500m and Women’s 1000m
The other WR’s broken are:
- Francesco Di Donato (Italy) in the Men’s 2000m and the Men’s 1000m (PR3 II)
- Xavier Vargas Manobando (Ecuador) and Balazs Toth (Hungary) had a dead heat in the Men’s 500m
Overall the indoor rowers won five medals;
Women’s 2000m, Australia won;
- Gold (Bronte Marshall)
- Silver (Lauren Webber)
- Bronze (Stephanie Walker)
Men’s 2000m, Australia won;
- Silver (Mac Russell)
Women’s 500m, Australia Won;
- Gold (Julia Story)
Overall the on water rowers came home with 21 medals;
In the Mixed Double 1000m;
- Mac Russell and Julia Story – Gold
- Arron Skinner and Steph Walker – Silver
In the Mixed 2X 500m;
- Ruby Sutherland and Will Clifton – Gold
- Nikolai Olding and Ellie Taylor – Silver
In the Women’s 1000m Single Scull Australia won Gold and Bronze, whilst in the Men’s 1000m Single Scull Australia won Gold and Silver;
1000m Double Scull saw Australia winning Gold and Silver in both the Men’s and Women’s events.
500m Single Scull saw Australia winning Gold and Silver Medals in both the Men’s and Women’s events.
Australia also won Gold and Bronze in the 500m Men’s Double Scull and 500m Women’s Double Scull.
Finally in the 500m Coxed Four Australia won both the Gold and Silver Medals!