VIS rowers enjoy success at World Rowing U23 Championships

VIS rowers earn their place on the podium in the Men's Four and Men's Quadruple Scull at World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The best U23 rowers from around the world descended on Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 19-23 July to take part in the 2023 World Rowing Under 23 Championships.

The regatta attracted over 750 athletes from 51 nations, who competed over five days of racing in 22 boat classes.

On the final day of the regatta, the spotlight was on the highly anticipated Men’s Four race - a showdown between Australia and Great Britain, a rivalry across all age groups and many years in this category.

The Australian team of VIS athletes Fraser Miscamble and Nicholas Smith and crewmates Nikolas Pender and Austin Reinehr led for the first quarter of the race. The final 1000m was classic neck-and-neck racing between the two crews, which was an excellent learning experience for the young oarsmen, who came away with a well-deserved silver medal.

The Men’s Quad Scull, consisting of VIS athlete Harrison Fox and crewmates Nicholas Blackman, Johnson Daubney and Alex Rossi, started well and trailed the Dutch crew narrowly for the majority of the race. In the final 500m, the Australians and their Dutch and German competitors were all in close contention for the gold medal. Ultimately, only half a second separated the crews at the finish, with Australia taking home a hard-fought bronze.

Australia finished with a gold, a silver and three bronze medals across the regatta.

“The results are a credit to the athletes, their coaches, families, support networks and the broader Pathway network that we have the great privilege of working with. It’s been a thrill to be a part of this team and I wish to thank everyone that has contributed to its success. We put in some clear plans and strategies following last year’s event and it was fantastic to see the results of that work come to fruition over the course of the regatta,” said Rowing Australia Deputy Performance Director Jaime Fernandez OLY.

In other rowing news, several VIS athletes have been in recent action at various international Rowing World Cups and regattas. Full list of results below:


Paige Barr

Women's Eight

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

1st

Hayley Verbunt

Women's Eight

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

1st

Amanda Bateman

Women's Pair

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

4th

Benjamin Canham

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

2nd

Simon Keenan

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

2nd

Timothy Masters

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

2nd

Jessica Morrison

Women's Pair

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

1st

James Robertson

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

2nd

Lucy Stephan

Women's Four

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

3rd

Katrina Werry

Women's Four

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

3rd

Angus Widdicombe

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup II

Varese, ITA

2nd

Amanda Bateman

Women's Double Scull

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

4th

Lucy Stephan OAM

Women's Coxless 4

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

2nd

Katrina Werry

Women's Coxless 4

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

2nd

Paige Barr

Women's Eight

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

3rd

Hayley Verbunt

Women's Eight

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

3rd

Benjamin Canham

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

1st

Simon Keenan

Men's Pair

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

1st (B Final)

Tim Masters

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

1st

Jack Robertson

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

1st

Angus Widdicombe

Men's Eight

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

1st

Jessica Morrison

Women's Pair

Rowing World Cup III

Lucerne, SUI

2nd

Teesan Koo

P3 Mixed Coxed 4

International Para Rowing Regatta

Gavirate, ITA

1st

Teesan Koo

P3 Mixed Coxed 4

International Para Rowing Regatta

Gavirate, ITA

1st

 

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