The World Rowing Federation (FISA) has announced that public nominations are now open for the 2013 World Rowing Awards. In a press release FISA’s website writes,
This is a chance for the general public to have their say in who they believe had an outstanding performance in rowing in 2013 and who they would like nominate for the 2013 World Rowing Awards. Nominations can be made in the following award categories:
World Rowing Coach of the Year
World Rowing Male Rower or Crew of the Year
World Rowing Female Rower or Crew of the Year
World Rowing Para-Rower or Para-Rowing Crew of the Year
World Rowing Distinguished Service to Rowing Medal
One nomination can be submitted for each award category.
Once all of the nominations have been received the next stage will be a review by the FISA Council who will select the finalists. After that the finalists will be reviewed by FISA’s Executive Committee who will select the winners in the four categories.
The 2012 winners were:
World Rowing Female Crew of the Year: Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger (GBR) – Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x)
World Rowing Male Crew of the Year: James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Lawrence Ndlovu (RSA) – Lightweight Men’s Four (LM4-)
World Rowing Para-Rower of the Year: Huang Cheng (CHN) – AS Men’s Single Sculls (ASM1x)
World Rowing Coach of the Year: Dick Tonks (NZL)
World Rowing Distinguished Service to Rowing Medal: Di Ellis (GBR)
To view all winners to date, please click here.
Nominations should be submitted by 30 September, 2013, at midnight CET, here.
The award winners will be publicly announced and the winners presented with their awards at the 2013 World Rowing Coaches Conference Gala Dinner on 8 November, 2013, in Tallinn, Estonia.