In a press release, FISA, the International Rowing Federation, announces that public nominations are open for the 2012 World Rowing Awards, and it continues:
This is a chance for the general public to have their say in who they believe had an outstanding performance in rowing in 2012 and who they would like nominate for the 2012 World Rowing Awards.
Nominations can be made in the following award categories:
World Rowing Coach of the Year
World Rowing Male Crew of the Year
World Rowing Female Crew of the Year
World Rowing Adaptive Crew of the Year
World Rowing Distinguished Service to International Rowing Medal
One nomination can be submitted for each award category. A crew can also be an individual rower in a single boat.
Once all of the nominations have been received the next stage will be a review by the FISA Council who will select the finalists. The finalists will then go to FISA’s Executive Committee who will select the winners in the four categories by 15 October 2012.
Last year’s winners were: 2011 World Rowing Female Crew of the Year: Christina Giazitzidou and Alexandra Tsiavou (GRE), Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x)
2011 World Rowing Male Crew of the Year: Eric Murray and Hamish Bond (NZL), Men’s Pair (M2-)
2011 World Rowing Adaptive Crew of the Year: Alla Lysenko (UKR), AS Women’s Single Sculls (ASW1x)
2011 World Rowing Coach of the Year: Gianni Postiglione (GRE)
2011 World Rowing Distinguished Service to International Rowing Medal: Ricardo Ibarra (ARG)
To view all winners to date, please click here.
Nominations for the 2012 World Rowing Awards should be submitted here by 28 September 2012 at midnight CET.
The award winners will be publically announced and the winners presented with their awards at the 2012 World Rowing Coaches Conference Gala Dinner on 2 November 2012 in Limerick, Ireland.