1977 World Rowing Championships

The 1977 World Rowing Championships was the 6th World Rowing Championships. The championships were held from 19 to 28 August 1977 on the Bosbaan rowing lake in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1][2]

1977 World Rowing Championships
VenueBosbaan
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Dates19–28 August 1977
Competitors556 from 28 nations

Medal summaryEdit

About 556 rowers from 28 countries competed at the event.[3] Medallists at the 1977 World Rowing Championships were:

Men's eventsEdit

 
The Dutch Evert Kroes and Peter van de Plas with cox Poul De Haan came fourth in the coxed pair[4]
 
The New Zealand coxless four with Dave Rodger, Des Lock, Ivan Sutherland, and David Lindstrom won silver
 
The Dutch lightweight coxless four with Ge Schous, Hans Pieterman, Hans Povel, and Hans Lycklama won bronze
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time
M1x [5]   East Germany
Joachim Dreifke
7:12.22   Finland
Pertti Karppinen
7:15.53   Soviet Union
Mykola Dovhan
7:20.23
M2x [6]   Great Britain
Chris Baillieu
Michael Hart
6:42.83   East Germany
Rüdiger Reiche
Uli Schmied
6:44.70   Soviet Union
Evgeni Shorniy
Gennadi Korshikov
6:45.93
M4x [7]   East Germany
Frank Dundr
Martin Winter
Karl-Heinz Bußert
Wolfgang Güldenpfennig
5:57.44   Czechoslovakia
Karel Černý
Filip Koudela
Zdeněk Pecka
Václav Vochoska
6:01.37   Bulgaria
Khristo Zhelev
Lyubomir Petrov
Bogdan Dobrev
Eftim Stoyanov
6:04.43
M2- [8]   Soviet Union
Aleksandr Kulagin
Vitaliy Eliseyev
7:06.19   Great Britain
Jim Clark
John Roberts
7:09.63   East Germany
Bernd Krauß
Ortwin Rodewald
7:13.36
M4- [9]   East Germany
Wolfgang Mager
Stefan Semmler
Andreas Decker
Siegfried Brietzke
6:16.73   New Zealand
Dave Rodger
Des Lock
Ivan Sutherland
David Lindstrom
6:19.14   Czechoslovakia
Pavel Konvička
Josef Neštický
Vlastimil Beránek
Lubomír Zapletal
6:21.10
M2+ [4]   Bulgaria
Dimitar Yanakiev
Todor Mrankov
Stefan Stoykov (cox)
7:21.72   East Germany
Friedrich-Wilhelm Ulrich
Harald Jährling
Georg Spohr (cox)
7:24.60   Czechoslovakia
Karel Mejta
Karel Neffe
Jiří Pták (cox)
7:28.72
M4+ [10]   East Germany
Dieter Wendisch
Walter Dießner
Gottfried Döhn
Ullrich Dießner
Andreas Gregor (cox)
6:39.16   West Germany
Gabriel Konertz
Wolfram Thiem
Frank Schütze[11]
Klaus Meyer
Helmut Sassenbach (cox)
6:41.76   Bulgaria
Tsvetan Petkov
Rumen Khristov
Nasko Markov
Ivan Botev
Nenko Dobrev (cox)
6:49.63
M8+ [12]   East Germany
Gerd Sredzki
Bernd Lindner
Frank Gottschalt
Ulrich Kons
Hans-Joachim Lück
Bernd Frieberg
Ulrich Karnatz
Wolfgang Gunkel
Frank Jahncke (cox)
5:45.36   Soviet Union
Raul Arnemann
Mikhail Kuznetsov
Valeriy Dolinin
Alexander Beljaev
Anatoly Ivanov
Vasily Potapov
Aleksandr Klepikov
Vladimir Eshinov
Aleksandr Lukyanov (cox)
5:50.71   West Germany
Fritz Schuster
Diethelm Maxrath
Thomas Scholl
Klaus Roloff
Gerhard Reinert
Winfried Ringwald
Volker Sauer
Wolf-Dieter Oschlies
Hartmut Wenzel (cox)
5:52.83
Lightweight events
LM1x [13]    Switzerland
Reto Wyss
7:18.58   Denmark
Morten Espersen
7:18.59   United States
Lawrence Klecatsky
7:19.28
LM4- [14]   France
André Picard
Michel Picard
André Coupat
Francis Pelegri
6:30.00   Australia
Colin Smith
Peter Antonie
Simon Gillett
Geoffrey Rees
6:31.44   Netherlands
Hans Lycklama
Hans Povel
Hans Pieterman
Ge Schous
6:34.11
LM8+ [15]   Great Britain
Nigel Read
Paul Stuart-Bennett
Christopher George
Stephen Simpole
Colin Cusack
Duncan Innes
Daniel Topolski
Christopher Drury
Patrick Sweeney (cox)
5:57.37   Spain
Antonio Elizalde
Javier Puertas
Dionisio Redondo
Jose Mas
Jose Marti
Rafael Gomez
Fernando Climent
José Rojí
Carmelo Lafuente (cox)
5:57.44   Australia
Phillip Gardiner
Malcolm Robertson
Phillip Ainsworth
Rodney Stewart
Ian Porter
Alan de Belin
Richard Garrard
John Hawkins
David England (cox)
6:00.51

Women's eventsEdit

 
Dutch coxless pair (silver medal) Joke Dierdorp (second from left) and Karin Abma framed by Prince Claus and Princess Beatrix

In the coxed four, the Bulgarian team was one of the favourites. After two false starts in the final they were disqualified.[16]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time Country & rowers Time
W1x [17]   East Germany
Christine Scheiblich
3:34.31   Bulgaria
Iskra Velinova
3:36.31   Hungary
Mariann Ambrus
3:37.27
W2x [18]   East Germany
Anke Borchmann
Roswietha Zobelt
3:16.83   Bulgaria
Svetla Otsetova
Zdravka Yordanova
3:20.04   United States
Elizabeth Hills-O'Leary
Lisa Hansen Stone
3:22.48
W4x+ [19]   East Germany
Sybille Tietze
Viola Kowalschek
Petra Boesler
Sabine Gust
Elke Rost (cox)
3:10.11   Romania
Maria Mosneagu
Felicia Afrăsiloaie
Aneta Marin
Veronica Juganaru
Elena Giurcă (cox)
3:12.55   Bulgaria
Rositsa Spasova
Anka Bakova
Rumelyana Boncheva
Penka Gotcheva
Stanka Georgieva (cox)
3:16.21
W2- [20]   East Germany
Sabine Dähne
Angelika Noack
3:27.89   Netherlands
Karin Abma
Joke Dierdorp
3:30.54   Canada
Elizabeth Craig
Susan Antoft
3:32.89
W4+ [21]   East Germany
Marion Rohs
Ilona Richter
Katja Rothe
Bärbel Bendiks
Marina Wilke (cox)
3:20.59   Soviet Union
Raisa Tsarkova
Valentina Alekseeva
Sofia Shurkalova
Nina Abramova
Nina Frolova (cox)
3:23.14   Romania
Florica Zamfir
Georgeta Militaru-Maşca
Florica Silaghi
Elena Avram
Elena Giurcă (cox)
3:25.29
W8+ [22]   East Germany
Cornelia Klier
Ute Steindorf
Gabriele Lohs
Kersten Neisser
Marita Sandig
Andrea Kurth
Bianka Schwede
Karin Metze
Sabine Heß (cox)
3:00.23   Soviet Union
Olga Pivovarova
Nina Antoniuk
Tatyana Bunjak
Nadezhda Dergatchenko
Nataliya Horodilova
Nina Umanets
Maria Paziun
Olga Krishevich
Raisa Kirilova (cox)
3:02.37   Canada
Joy Fera
Christine Neuland
Jacklin Kelly
Nancy Higgins
Dolores Young
Tricia Smith
Mazina Delure
Carol Eastmore
Ilona Smith (cox)
3:05.72

Event codesEdit

single sculls double sculls quadruple sculls quad sculls (coxed) pair (coxless) four (coxless) coxed pair coxed four eight (coxed)
Men's M1x [5] M2x [6] M4x [7] M2- [8] M4- [9] M2+ [4] M4+ [10] M8+ [12]
Lightweight men's LM1x [13] LM4- [14] LM8+ [15]
Women's W1x [17] W2x [18] W4x+ [19] W2- [20] W4+ [21] W8+ [22]

FinalsEdit

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
M1x   East Germany   Finland   Soviet Union   Great Britain   Ireland   Italy
M2x   Great Britain   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany   United States   Czechoslovakia
M4x   East Germany   Czechoslovakia   Bulgaria   Spain   France   West Germany
M2-   Soviet Union   Great Britain   East Germany   Yugoslavia   Bulgaria   United States
M4-   East Germany   New Zealand   Czechoslovakia   Netherlands   Canada   Bulgaria
M2+   Bulgaria   East Germany   Czechoslovakia   Netherlands   Romania   Poland
M4+   East Germany   West Germany   Bulgaria   Soviet Union   Czechoslovakia   Yugoslavia
M8+   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany   Czechoslovakia   Great Britain   United States
LM1x    Switzerland   Denmark   United States   Australia   Canada   Austria
LM4-   France   Australia   Netherlands    Switzerland   Great Britain   West Germany
LM8+   Great Britain   Spain   Australia   Netherlands   Denmark   Canada
W1x   East Germany   Bulgaria   Hungary   Soviet Union   United States   France
W2x   East Germany   Bulgaria   United States   Canada   Great Britain   Netherlands
W4x+   East Germany   Romania   Bulgaria   West Germany   Soviet Union   Hungary
W2-   East Germany   Netherlands   Canada   Romania   Bulgaria   United States
W4+   East Germany   Soviet Union   Romania   Canada   Australia   Bulgaria (disqualified)
W8+   East Germany   Soviet Union   Canada   Romania   Bulgaria   Netherlands

Great BritainEdit

[23][24]

Event Notes
M1x Tim Crooks 4th in A final
M2x Chris Baillieu & Michael Hart gold medal in A final
M4x Ivor Lloyd, Charles Wiggin, Graeme Mulcahy, Malcolm Carmichael 1st in B final
M2- Jim Clark & John Roberts silver medal in A final
M4- Derek Bond, Ian McNuff, John Beattie, Martin Cross 4th in B final
M2+ James MacLeod, Neil Christie, David Webb 4th in B final
M4+ N/A no entry
M8+ Lenny Robertson, Allan Whitwell, Henry Clay, William Woodward-Fisher, Phil Gregory,
Gordon Rankine, Robert Milligan, Colin Seymour, Robert Lee (cox)
5th in A final
LM1x Peter Zeun 4th in B final
L4- John Hanna, Ian Hyslop, Malcolm MacLean, Jeremy Edwards 5th in A final
L8 Nigel Read, Paul Stuart-Bennett, Christopher George, Stephen Simpole, Colin Cusack
Duncan Innes, Daniel Topolski, Christopher Drury, Patrick Sweeney (cox)
gold medal in A final
W1x N/A no entry
W2x Pauline Hart & Astrid Ayling 5th in A final (1st GB women's crew to reach a World final)
W4x Rosie Clugston, Sue Handscomb, Stephanie Price, Beverly Jones, Liz Norman (cox) 4th in B final
W2- Lin Clark & Beryl Mitchell 4th in B final
W4+ Yvonne Earl, Maggie Phillips, Nicola Boyes, Christine Grimes, Pauline Wright (cox) 4th in B final
W8+ N/A no entry

ReferencesEdit

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