Results World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals

In the Junior Women’s Solo (CJW1x) of the 2021 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals, Hela Belhaje Mohamed (on the right) of Tunisia won over Zuzanna Sarek of France (on the left). Overall, great sportsmanship was shown by all the athletes at this regatta. Photo: World Rowing/Benedict Tufnell

27 September 2021

By Göran R Buckhorn

After three days racing, the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals ended yesterday on the beach of Praia da Torre in Oeiras, Portugal. And what a beautiful place for these races, which were held for the second time. The first time was in Shenzhen, China, in 2019.

This exciting branch of coastal rowing received a lot of attention on social media. Several voices were raised that coastal rowing should be in the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee has been approached about including this form of rowing for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles. We will see what happens in the future.

On a personal note: It was such a great pleasure to see Stina Bujalla and Tyra Carlsson of Sweden winning the gold medal in the CJW2x – well done, ladies.

Gold medal for Stina Bujalla (left) and Tyra Carlsson in the CJW2x. Photo: Svenska Roddförbundet Instagram.

Here are the results from the finals on Saturday.

Junior Men’s Solo (CJM1x)
Gold: Afonso Santos (Portugal) – Silver: Mathias Soldati (France) – Bronze: Bilel Frigui (Tunisia)

Junior Women’s Solo (CJW1x)
Gold: Hela Belhaje Mohamed (Tunisia) – Silver: Zuzanna Sarek (France) – Bronze: Madalena Peca (Portugal)

Mixed Coxed Quadruple Sculls (CMix4x+)
Gold: Spain – Silver: France – Bronze: USA

Mixed Doubles (CMix2x)
Gold: Spain – Silver: France – Bronze: Greece

Read more about the Saturday finals here.

Here are the results from the finals on Sunday.

Miguel Salas Cordoba (Spain) is getting ready to start in a CJM2x heat. Salas Cordoba took the gold together with his crew partner Jaime Soler Bernaldez. Photo: World Rowing/Benedict Tufnell

Junior Men’s Doubles (CJM2x)
Gold: Spain – Silver: France – Bronze: Italy

Junior Women’s Doubles (CJW2x)
Gold: Sweden – Silver: Japan – Bronze: France

Junior Mixed Doubles (CJMix2x)
Gold: France – Silver: USA – Bronze: Tunisia

Men’s Solo (CM1x)
Gold: Giovanni Ficarra (Italy) – Silver: Kjetil Borch (Norway) – Bronze: Ioannis Kalandaridis (Greece)

Women’s Solo (CW1x)
Gold: Brienne Miller (Canada) – Silver: Maya Cornut (France) – Bronze: Zoi Fitsiou (Greece)

Read more about the Sunday finals here.

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