The Australian National Championships 2000
The 2000 Australian National Championships during the week of March 6th-12th are acting as a chance for the Sydney Olympic course at Penrith to be put to the test, and also as a selection regatta for the top names in Australian rowing.
This has created a great deal of interest in the progress of the regatta, with reports from most media sources and plenty of online information. Rowing Queensland and the official NSW rowing site have results, previews, etc.
Press clippings (in reverse date order).
- Tomkins shows he's still king of the comeback, SMH, Sue Peacock, March 12th.
- The Sport Central Australia website had a piece entitled "National Coach predicts top medal tally in Sydney" on Sunday March 12th, which I don't have the exact URL for yet.
- Pin fires four to Games, Sue Peacock in the SMH, March 10th.
- Selection rule switch an Oarsome stroke of luck - for some by Alex Browne and Grahame Timbrell, SMH March 10th.
- Lightweight four can seal Olympic berth, Reuters snippet, March 10th.
- Bankers invest in Sydney gold, by Grahame Timbrell in the SMH, March 9th.
- Pair row their boat all the way to Games, Sue Peacock in the Sydney Morning Herald, March 9th.
- Pairs races decided at Australian rowing championships, ABC news snippet, March 9th.
- Hotly contested pairs first up, AAP/Sport Central snippet, March 9th.
- Olympic selection races postponed - Again, AAP/Sport Central, March 9th.
- Tomkins grounded after partner's injury, Melissa Woods, Sport Central, March 9th.
- Sydney pair give selectors a new headache, Melissa Woods, March 9th, Sport Central, on a result which has put the cat well amongst the Australian squad pigeons.
- Slatter going to third Olympics, Melissa Woods again, SC, March 9th.
- Small Boats Finals Summary with comments from Michael Wilson on the Rowing Queensland site, March 9th.
- Competitors criticise man-made rowing venue, Reuters (CNNSI), March 8th.
- Rowing cancellation raises concern for Games, ABC news March 8th.
- Crosswinds blow all the way to Penrith by Alex Brown and Sue Peacock, March 8th in the SMH.
- And a similar article, perhaps a revision: Elementary problem puts Olympic trial off course, same authors, same date.
- Olympic selection races postponed to avoid disputes, Sport Central, March 8th.
- Oarsome Foursome need a ton of luck, Sydney Morning Herald, Alex Brown, March 8th.
- Recovery fight adds to Reside's resolve, Sue Peacock in the Sydney Morning Herald, March 8th.
- Australian Rowing Championships Underway, AAP March 8th.
- Australians advance in national rowing titles, ABC News, March 7th.
- Veteran stays on course for fourth Games, Sue Peacock in the Sydney Morning Herald, March 7th.
- Something in the wind at Olympic rowing course, by Melissa Woods, March 7th.
- Douglas causes selection headaches by Melissa Woods, Sport Central, March 7th.
- Antonie on track for Games again by Sue Peacock, March 7th in The Age.
- Weight right as Joyce steps up for Games by Rupert Guinness on News International, March 6th.
- Antonie signals golden intentions in heats at rowing nationals, ABC news March 6th.
- Back injury claims Olympic prospect, Sydney Morning Herald March 6th.
Please note that some links above may be temporary.