1970 World Rowing Championships

The 1970 World Rowing Championships was the 3rd World Rowing Championships. It was held in 1970 at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The competition involved seven events.[1][2] Prior to the 4th World Rowing Championships in 1974, only men competed.[1]

1970 World Rowing Championships
VenueRoyal Canadian Henley Rowing Course
LocationSt. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Dates3–6 September

BackgroundEdit

The International Rowing Federation (FISA) held a congress in conjunction with the 1967 European Rowing Championships in Vichy, France. At that congress, it was decided that the 1970 World Championships would be held outside of Europe, and that Canada was likely be chosen as host.[3]

Medal summaryEdit

Medalists at the 1970 World Rowing Championships:[1][2]

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time
M1x [4]   Argentina
Alberto Demiddi
7:16.54   East Germany
Götz Draeger
  Czechoslovakia
Jaroslav Hellebrand
M2x [5]   Denmark
Jørgen Engelbrecht
Niels Henry Secher
6:28.68   East Germany
Uli Schmied
Joachim Böhmer
  United States
John van Blom
Thomas McKibbon
M2- [6]   East Germany
Peter Gorny
Werner Klatt
6:57.81   Poland
Alfons Ślusarski
Jerzy Broniec
  West Germany
Udo Brecht
Lutz Ulbricht
M2+ [7]   Romania
Ștefan Tudor
Petre Ceapura
Ladislau Lovrenschi
7:25.30   East Germany
Hartmut Schreiber
Manfred Schmorde
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig
  Soviet Union
Vladimir Eshinov
Nikolay Ivanov
Walentin Kostizin
M4- [8]   East Germany
Frank Forberger
Frank Rühle
Dieter Grahn
Dieter Schubert
6:23.15   West Germany
Joachim Ehrig
Peter Funnekötter
Claus Schneggenburger
Wolfgang Plottke
  Denmark
Erik Petersen
Tom Hindsby
Kurt Helmudt
Poul Nielsen
M4+ [9]   West Germany
Peter Berger
Hans-Johann Färber
Gerhard Auer
Alois Bierl
Stefan Voncken
6:28.55   East Germany
Bernd Meerbach [de]
Rolf Zimmermann
Jochen Mietzner
Karl-Heinz Prudöhl
Karl-Heinz Danielowski
  Norway
Alf Hansen
Finn Tveter
Tom Welo
Peter Waerness
Finn Aronsen
M8+ [10]   East Germany
Ernst Otto Borchmann
Rolf Jobst
Dietrich Zander
Reinhard Gust
Eckhard Martens
Bernd Ahrendt
Klaus-Peter Foppke
Hans-Joachim Puls
Reinhard Zahn
5:36.1   Soviet Union
Nikolai Sumatikhin
Aleksandr Martyshkin
Aleksandr Ryazankin
Victor Melnikov
Benjaminas Nacevičius
Mindaugas Vaitkus
Victor Levchin
Aleksandr Visotski
Viktor Mikheyev
  New Zealand
Warren Cole
Wybo Veldman
Murray Watkinson
John Hunter
Dick Joyce
Dudley Storey
Gary Robertson
Gil Cawood
Simon Dickie

Event codesEdit

single scull double scull coxless pair coxed pair coxless four coxed four eight (coxed)
Men's M1x M2x M2- M2+ M4- M4+ M8+

Medal tableEdit

Country   Gold   Silver   Bronze Total
  East Germany 3 4 0 7
  West Germany 1 1 1 3
  Denmark 1 0 1 2
  Argentina 1 0 0 1
  Romania 1 0 0 1
  Soviet Union 0 1 1 2
  Poland 0 1 0 1
  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
  Norway 0 0 1 1
  United States 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

FinalsEdit

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Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
M1x   Argentina   East Germany   Czechoslovakia   Soviet Union   West Germany   Italy
M2x   Denmark   East Germany   United States   Netherlands    Switzerland   Soviet Union
M2-   East Germany   Poland   West Germany   Soviet Union    Switzerland   Netherlands
M2+   Romania   East Germany   Soviet Union   Italy   West Germany   Czechoslovakia
M4-   East Germany   West Germany   Denmark   Netherlands    Switzerland   Soviet Union
M4+   West Germany   East Germany   Norway   New Zealand   Argentina   Soviet Union
M8+   East Germany   Soviet Union   New Zealand   West Germany   Australia+   Poland   Hungary

+ 7 boat final following protest in semi finals from Australia

Great BritainEdit

[12][13][14]

Event Notes
M1x Kenny Dwan 3rd in B final
M2x Patrick Delafield & Jeremiah McCarthy 1st in B final
M2- Midland Nautilus 6th B final
M2+ Tideway Scullers School unplaced
M4- Thames Tradesmen's Rowing Club 4th in B Final
M4+ University of London Boat Club 6th in B Final
M8+ Tideway Scullers School 3rd in B Final

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ "RAILTON, JIM. "World Rowing Championships." Times, 7 Sept. 1970, p. 11". Times Digital Archives.
  12. ^ "FROM OUR ROWING CORRESPONDENT. "British crews well prepared." Times, 8 Sept. 1966, p. 5". Times Digital Archives.
  13. ^ "FROM OUR ROWING CORRESPONDENT. "Mixed day for British competitors." Times, 9 Sept. 1966, p. 6". Times Digital Archives.
  14. ^ "FROM OUR ROWING CORRESPONDENT-. "All Britain's crews in semi-finals." Times, 10 Sept. 1966, p. 3". Times Digital Archives.