18 September 2021
By Göran R Buckhorn
The 2022 European Championships in indoor rowing, together with the Swedish Championships in indoor rowing, will take place in Jönköping.
In a press release the other day, the Swedish Rowing Federation announced that World Rowing and its European counterpart European Rowing have given the Swedish Federation the task to organise next year’s European Rowing Indoor Championships. The 2022 Swedish Rowing Indoor Championships will be held at the same time.
The competition will take place in Idrottshuset (the Sports Hall) in the city of Jönköping on 29-30 January 2022. Co-organiser is Destination Jönköping, a marketing agency which promotes Jönköping and the surrounding towns of Huskvarna, Gränna and Visingsö as tourist destinations and meeting points.
Approximately 500 athletes plus their coaches will participate in these championships. In the organising team are representatives from more than 10 Swedish rowing clubs, who will make sure the championships run smoothly.
In 2019, the European Universities Rowing Championship were held to great acclaim on Lake Munksjön, located in the city centre of Jönköping. Rowers from 81 universities in 21 countries competed in 11 boat classes for men and nine boat classes for women. Read the HTBS article about the 2019 championship here.
“With our city-unique rowing arena on Lake Munksjön [in the centre of Jönköping], we have already established ourselves as a strong destination in rowing, and we are very proud of now being able to broaden it to another branch within the sport of rowing,” said Caroline Törnblad, Head of Meetings & Events, Destination Jönköping.
Destination Jönköping website tells us about the area of Jönköping and its surroundings:
Beautifully situated in southern Sweden on the shores of lake Vättern, Jönköping offers a vibrant city pulse, beach life and nature on the doorstep. The city centre of Jönköping consists of picturesque alleys and canals opening the city up to the three lakes. East of Jönköping, lies the old mill town of Huskvarna where weapons, appliances and vehicles have been manufactured and sold under the world famous brand Husqvarna since the 17th century. Its industrial heritage has left many cultural treasures to enjoy. Gränna and Visingsö offer enchanting views, manor houses, cobbled roads, bicycle rides, idyllic wooden cabins, castle ruins, paths and oak forests.
More information about these championships will be updated on World Rowing’s website.