1979 World Rowing Championships

The 1979 World Rowing Championships were World Rowing Championships that were held from 30 August - 9 September 1979 at Bled in Slovenia, Yugoslavia.[1][2][3]

1979 World Rowing Championships
1979 World Rowing Championships stamp of Yugoslavia.jpg
Yugoslav stamp dedicated to the 1979 World Rowing Championships
VenueLake Bled
LocationBled, Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Dates30 August - 9 September

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event: Gold: Time Silver: Time Bronze: Time
M1x   Finland
Pertti Karppinen
06:58.27   West Germany
Peter-Michael Kolbe
07:04.60   East Germany
Rüdiger Reiche
07:06.55
M2x   Norway
Alf Hansen (b)
Frank Hansen (s)
06:26.98   Czechoslovakia
Zdeněk Pecka (b)
Václav Vochoska (s)
06:30.46   East Germany
Uwe Heppner (b)
Martin Winter (s)
06:32.01
M4x   East Germany
Peter Kersten (b)
Klaus Kröppelien (2)
Karl-Heinz Bußert (3)
Joachim Dreifke (s)
05:50.70   West Germany
Albert Hedderich (b)
Raimund Hörmann (2)
Dieter Wiedenmann (3)
Michael Dürsch(s)
05:54.16   France
Christian Marquis (b)
Jean-Raymond Peltier (2)
Charles Imbert (3)
Roland Weill (s)
05:57.80
M2-   East Germany
Bernd Landvoigt (b)
Jörg Landvoigt (s)
06:42.63   Soviet Union
Yuriy Pimenov (b)
Nikolay Pimenov (s)
06:45.76    Switzerland
Stefan Netzle (b)
Hans Trümpler (s)
06:48.67
M2+   East Germany
Gert Uebeler (b)
Jürgen Pfeiffer (s)
Georg Spohr (c)
07:06.35   Czechoslovakia
Milan Škopek (b)
Josef Plamínek (s)
Oldřich Hejdušek (c)
07:06.95   United States
Mark Borchelt (b)
Fred Borchelt (s)
Christopher Wells (c)
07:09.90
M4-   East Germany
Wolfgang Mager (b)
Stefan Semmler (2)
Andreas Decker (3)
Siegfried Brietzke (s)
06:00.64   Czechoslovakia
Vojtěch Caska (b)
Josef Neštický (2)
Lubomir Zapletal (3)
Jiří Prudil (s)
06:05.30   Great Britain
Martin Cross (b)
David Townsend (2)
Ian McNuff (3)
John Beattie (s)
06:06.65
M4+   East Germany
Bernd Schlufter (b)
Walter Dießner (2)
Jens Doberschütz (3)
Ullrich Dießner (s)
Werner Lutz (c)
06:27.24   Soviet Union
Artūrs Garonskis (b)
Dzintars Krišjānis (2)
Dimants Krišjānis (3)
Žoržs Tikmers (s)
Juris Bērziņš (c)
06:29.23   West Germany
Andreas Görlich (b)
Frank Schütze (2)
Wolfram Thiem (3)
Wolf-Dieter Oschlies (s)
Manfred Klein (c)
06:31.32
M8+[4]   East Germany
Dietmar Schiller (b)
Jörg Friedrich (2)
Werner Wenzel (3)
Friedrich-Wilhelm Ulrich (4)
Bernd Höing (5)
Ulrich Karnatz (6)
Bernd Krauß (7)
Ortwin Rodewald
Klaus-Dieter Ludwig (c)
05:36.41   New Zealand
Grant McAuley (b)
Tony Brook (2)
Tim Logan (3)
Gregory Johnston (4)
Conrad Robertson (5)
Peter Jansen (6)
Mark James (7)
Robert Robinson (s)
Alan Cotter (c)
05:39.92   Soviet Union
Viktor Kokoshina (b)
Ihar Maystrenka (2)
Aleksandr Manzevitch (3)
Vitaliy Moroz (4)
Andrey Ruditsin (5)
Oleksandr Tkachenko (6)
Andriy Tishchenko (7)
Andrey Luhin (s)
Hryhoriy Dmytrenko (c)
05:40.69
Lightweight events
LM1x[5]   United States
William Belden
7:19.96   Canada
Brian Thorne
7:21.78   Austria
Raimund Haberl
7:25.02
LM2x[6]   Norway
Arne Gilje
Pål Børnick
6:38.08   Netherlands
Harald Punt
Roel Michels
6:44.15   Italy
Mauro Torta
Romano Uberti
6:45.90
LM4-[7]   Great Britain
Ian Wilson (b)
Stuart Wilson (2)
Colin Barratt (3)
Nicholas Howe (s)
06:23.46   Netherlands
Peter van Berkel
Willem Appeldoorn
Richard Helsloot
Paul Paulsen
06:23.99    Switzerland
Reto Wyss
Thomas von Weissenfluh
Pierre Zentner
Pierre Kovacs
06:25.12
LM8+[8]   Spain
Francisco Goicoechea García
Luis Arteaga Leon
Jaime Uriarte García
José Antonio Expósito Sánchez
Antonio Elizalde
Dionisio Redondo González
Javier Puertas Cabezudo
Fernando Climent
Pedro Olasagasti Arruti (cox)
5:53.10   United States
Stephen Schmitt
Scott Strong
Thomas Phillips
Jeff Kroesen
Craig Drake
John Fletcher
Bryan Lewis
William Bater
Robert Brody (cox)
5:53.28   Netherlands
Mark Emke
Henk van der Kwast
Hans Pieterman
Hans Lycklama
Hans Povel
Bert van Baal
Rob Uilenbroek
Ron Velthuis
Gelle Klein Ikkink (cox)
5:55.06

Women's eventsEdit

Event: Gold: Time Silver: Time Bronze: Time
W1x   Romania
Sanda Toma
03:35.44   East Germany
Martina Schröter
03:38.67   Netherlands
Hette Borrias
03:39.61
W2x   East Germany
Cornelia Linse (b)
Heidi Westphal (s)
03:15.95   Bulgaria
Svetla Otsetova (b)
Sdravka Jordanova (s)
03:16.31   Romania
Valeria Răcilă (b)
Olga Homeghi (s)
03:17.68
W4x+   East Germany
Sybille Tietze (b)
Christine Röpke (2)
Jutta Lau (3)
Roswietha Zobelt (s)
Liane Buhr (c)
03:06.75   Bulgaria
Anka Bakova (b)
Dolores Nakova (2)
Rumelyana Boncheva (3)
Mariana Serbezova (s)
Ani Filipova (c)
03:07.04   Romania
Maria Micșa (b)
Aneta Mihaly (2)
Sofia Corban (3)
Veronica Juganaru (s)
Elena Giurcă (c)
03:08.06
W2-   East Germany
Cornelia Bügel (b)
Ute Steindorf (s)
03:27.74   Romania
Florica Dospinescu (b)
Elena Oprea (s)
03:30.44   Poland
Małgorzata Dłużewska (b)
Czesława Kościańska (s)
03:32.30
W4+   Soviet Union
Valentina Semenova (b)
Svetlana Semyonova (2)
Galina Stepanova (3)
Maria Fadeyeva (s)
Nina Cheremisina (c)
03:17.03   East Germany
Marita Sandig (b)
Ute Skorupski (2)
Angelika Noack (3)
Kersten Neisser (s)
Kirsten Wenzel (c)
03:18.25   Romania
Georgeta Militaru-Mașca (b)
Florica Silaghi (2)
Maria Fricioiu (3)
Elena Avram (s)
Aneta Matei (c)
03:19.98
W8+   Soviet Union
Nina Antoniuk (b)
Tatyana Bunjak (2)
Nadezhda Dergatchenko (3)
Valentina Yermakova (4)
Maria Paziun (5)
Elena Tereshina (6)
Nina Umanets (7)
Olga Pivovarova (s)
Nina Frolova (c)
02:58.09   East Germany
Martina Boesler (b)
Silvia Fröhlich (2)
Petra Köhler (3)
Jutta Raeck (4)
Renate Neu (5)
Ilona Richter (6)
Ramona Kapheim (7)
Karin Metze (s)
Marina Wilke (c)
02:59.36   United States
Carol Brown (b)
Carol Bower (2)
Susan Tuttle (3)
Jeanne Flanagan (4)
Patricia Brink (5)
Patricia Spratlin (6)
Jan Harville (7)
Mary O'Connor (s)
Hollis Hatton (c)
02:59.91

Medal tableEdit

This table does not include the lightweight results.

Place Nation       Total
1   East Germany 9 3 2 14
2   Soviet Union 2 2 1 5
3   Romania 1 1 3 5
4   Finland 1 0 0 1
4   Norway 1 0 0 1
6   Czechoslovakia 0 3 0 3
7   West Germany 0 2 1 3
8   Bulgaria 0 2 0 2
9   New Zealand 0 1 0 1
10   United States 0 0 2 2
11   France 0 0 1 1
11   Great Britain 0 0 1 1
11   Netherlands 0 0 1 1
11   Poland 0 0 1 1
11    Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Total 14 14 14 42

FinalsEdit

Event 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
M1x   Finland   West Germany   East Germany   Sweden   Great Britain   Soviet Union
M2-   East Germany   Soviet Union    Switzerland   Great Britain   West Germany   Denmark
M2+   East Germany   Czechoslovakia   United States   Yugoslavia   Romania   Bulgaria
M2x   Norway   Czechoslovakia   East Germany   Great Britain    Switzerland   West Germany
M4-   East Germany   Czechoslovakia   Great Britain   Soviet Union   Netherlands    Switzerland
M4+   East Germany   Soviet Union   West Germany   United States   Spain   Bulgaria
M4x   East Germany   West Germany   France   Yugoslavia   United States   Bulgaria
M8+   East Germany   New Zealand   Soviet Union   Australia   United States   Great Britain
LM1x   United States   Canada   Austria   West Germany   Spain    Switzerland
LM2x   Norway   Netherlands   Italy   United States    Switzerland   Spain
LM4-   Great Britain   Netherlands    Switzerland   West Germany   Denmark   Australia
LM8+   Spain   United States   Netherlands   West Germany   Great Britain   Australia
W1x   Romania   East Germany   Netherlands   Canada   United States   Bulgaria
W2-   East Germany   Romania   Poland   Netherlands   United States   Bulgaria
W2x   East Germany   Bulgaria   Romania   Soviet Union   United States   Poland
W4+   Soviet Union   East Germany   Romania   Bulgaria   Australia   West Germany
W4x+   East Germany   Bulgaria   Romania   Soviet Union   Hungary   United States
W8+   Soviet Union   East Germany   United States   Romania   Canada   Bulgaria

Great BritainEdit

Nine men's teams (three lightweight) and four women's teams from Great Britain competed at the championships.[9][10]

Event Notes
M1x Hugh Matheson 5th in A final
M2- Charles Wiggin & Malcolm Carmichael 4th in A final
M2+ N/A no entry
M2x Chris Baillieu & Jim Clark 4th in A final
M4- Martin Cross, David Townsend, Ian McNuff, John Beattie Bronze medal
M4+ James Svenson-Taylor, Peter Hope, Simon Leifer, Paul Reynolds 1st in B final (7th overall)
M4x N/A no entry
M8+ Lenny Robertson, Eric Sims, Mark Bathurst, Neil Christie, James MacLeod
Gordon Rankine, Colin Seymour, John Roberts, Alan Inns (cox)
6th in A final
LM1x N/A no entry
LM2x Mark Cushway & Peter Boosey 2nd in B final
LM4- Ian Wilson, Stuart Wilson, Colin Barratt, Nicholas Howe Gold medal
LM8+ Stephen Simpole, Nigel Read, Christopher Drury, Colin Cusack, John Melvin
Peter Zeun, Duncan Innes, Richard Stuart, Paul Jenkinson (cox)
5th in A final
W1x Beryl Mitchell 13th place
W2- N/A no entry
W2x Pauline Hart & Astrid Ayling 1st in B final
W4+ Yvonne Earl, Bernadette Casey, Lin Clark, Gillian Webb, Nicky Mason (cox) 4th in B final
W4x+ N/A no entry
W8+ Jean Genchi, Nicola Boyes, Stephanie Price, Liz Paton, Sue Handscomb
Rosemary Clugston, Clara Bayles, Beverly Jones, Nicky Zarach (cox)
3rd in B final

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1979 World Rowing Championships". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  2. ^ "1979 World Championships—Bled Yugoslavia". RowingHistory-Aus.info. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ "1979 WORLD ROWING LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS". World Rowing. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  4. ^ "(M8+) Men's Eight – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ "(LM1x) Lightweight Men's Single Sculls – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  6. ^ "(LM2x) Lightweight Men's Double Sculls – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  7. ^ "(LM4-) Lightweight Men's Four – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  8. ^ "(LM8+) Lightweight Men's Eight – Final". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  9. ^ Ramsbottom, Mike (7 September 1979). "Rowing". Daily Mirror. p. 31 – via British Newspaper Archives.
  10. ^ "1979 World Rowing Championships". Rowing Story. Retrieved 30 October 2020.