Rowing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Rowing at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was held in Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park from 9 September to 11 September. This was the first time that rowing was competed at the Paralympic Games.

at the XIII Paralympic Games
Rowing - Paralympic pictogram.svg
Paralympic Rowing
VenueShunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park
Dates9–11 September 2008


Rowers were given a classification depending on the type and extent of their disability. The classification system allows rowers to compete against others with a similar level of function.

Rowing classes were:

  • LTA (Legs, Trunk and Arms) - Mixed coxed fours
  • TA (Trunk and Arms) - Mixed double sculls
  • A (Arms only) - Men's and women's singles


Four rowing events were held:

  • Men's Single Sculls A
  • Women's Single Sculls A
  • Mixed Double Sculls TA
  • Mixed Four Coxed LTA

Participating countriesEdit

There were 108 athletes (56 male, 52 female) from 23 nations taking part in this sport.

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

This ranking sorts countries by the number of gold medals earned by their rowers (in this context a country is an entity represented by a National Paralympic Committee). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically.

1  Great Britain (GBR)2013
2  China (CHN)1001
  Italy (ITA)1001
4  United States (USA)0112
5  Australia (AUS)0101
  Belarus (BLR)0101
  Ukraine (UKR)0101
8  Brazil (BRA)0011
  Israel (ISR)0011
Totals (9 nations)44412


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's single sculls
Tom Aggar
  Great Britain
Oleksandr Petrenko
Eli Nawi
Women's single sculls
Helene Raynsford
  Great Britain
Liudmila Vauchok
Laura Schwanger
  United States
Mixed double sculls
  China (CHN)
Zhou Yangjing
Shan Zilong
  Australia (AUS)
John Maclean
Kathryn Ross
  Brazil (BRA)
Elton Santana
Josiane Lima
Mixed coxed four
  Italy (ITA)
Paola Protopapa
Luca Agoletto
Daniele Signore
Graziana Saccocci
Cox: Alessandro Franzetti
  United States (USA)
Emma Preuschl
Tracy Tackett
Jesse Karmazin
Jamie Dean
Cox: Simona Chin
  Great Britain (GBR)
Vicki Hansford
Naomi Riches
Alastair McKean
James Morgan
Cox: Alan Sherman

See alsoEdit


  • "Schedules and Results - Rowing". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-09-10.

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