Next month it is time for FISA to announce who will receive the 2011 World Rowing Awards. Here is what FISA writes about the nominees:
The shortlist for the 2011 World Rowing Awards was a mixture of regular representatives and new arrivals. Last year’s winner and regular nominee, Dick Tonks of New Zealand is back on the shortlist for World Rowing Coach of the Year.
First time World Champions and lightweight single scullers, Henrik Stephansen of Denmark and Fabiana Beltrame of Brazil (seen on the left) are both on their respective shortlist for the World Rowing Male and Female Crew of the Year. Two-time recipient of the World Rowing Adaptive Crew of the Year, Great Britain’s Tom Aggar has again been shortlisted. The award for Distinguished Service to International Rowing includes a number of people well-known for their positions on FISA commissions.
The annual World Rowing Awards began with chance for the public to nominate for the awards following the World Rowing Championships. This year nearly 2000 people made online nominations which resulted in the widest ever selection of nominees for the 2011 Awards.
The nomination list was then paired down to a shortlist by the FISA Council and then the final decision of choosing the winners will be made by the FISA Executive Committee. The winners will then be announced at the Gala Dinner during the World Rowing Coaches Conference in Varese, Italy on 11 November, 2011.
You will find the nominees by clicking here.