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Australian Rowing Team Named for 2022 World Rowing Cups  

Rowing Australia has revealed the crews and squads that will represent the Australian Rowing Team at the World Rowing Cups in Belgrade (SRB), Poznan (POL) and Lucerne (SUI).

The Para crews that have been announced are set to compete at the Gavirate International Regatta  (ITA) from 13-15 May and World Rowing Cup 1 in Belgrade from 27-29 May. The Senior Men’s and Women’s crews and squads will contest World Rowing Cup 2 at Poznan from 17-19 June and World Rowing Cup 3 at Lucerne from 8-10 July. Australia will also send crews to the Henley Royal Regatta which is happening from 28 June – 3 July.

Performance Director Paul Thompson said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate this group of athletes who have been selected to represent Australia at the 2022 World Rowing Cups. We look forward to seeing what this Australian Rowing Team can achieve in the months ahead. Outside of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this will be the first time since 2019 that Rowing Australia has sent a full-strength team to international competition.

“This team announcement follows a week of rigorous selection trials that were moved from Sydney to Canberra due to the extreme weather experienced in the Penrith region of Western Sydney. More than 80 athletes were put through their paces over the course of the week.

“Despite the interruptions, the athletes displayed a great attitude and once again demonstrated their adaptability and resilience as plans changed at short notice.

“We have selected a group of athletes that boast youth and experience, including Olympians, Paralympians and World Championships medallists. It is wonderful to have both fresh faces and returning athletes in the team,” Thomspon concluded.

Saturday’s team announcement follows an evening of celebration for Australian rowing where athletes and support staff were acknowledged for their tremendous results at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as part of the Hancock Prospecting Rower of the Year Awards.

Athletes will have no time to rest as they ramp up preparations for the series of World Rowing Cups which will be an important pre-cursor to selection for Australia’s World Rowing Championships Team.

The 2022 World Rowing Championships will be held at Racice (CZE) from 18-25 September.

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