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.
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.
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.