FISA World Cup 1997

Press release pre-Paris

FISA World Cup 1997 Index

12 June 1997

Twenty-seven nations will participate in the second regatta of the new Rowing World Cup to be staged on the International Regatta Course at Vaires sur Marne, Paris, near to EuroDisney, on 20-22 June 1997. A list of the participating nations is attached.The national team from Australia will be in Paris, competing in Europe for the first time this season, along with strong teams from current World Cup leaders, including Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and the host nation France.

The new "Redgrave/Pinsent" four from Great Britain, which won in impressive style at its racing debut at the first World Cup event in Munich two weeks ago, takes on new opposition in Paris. Other Olympic champions on display include Katya (Chocolatovich) Khodotovich of Belarus in the women's single sculls, the Gier brothers of Switzerland in the lightweight men's double sculls, the Danish lightweight men's coxless four and the Romanian women's eight and lightweight women's double sculls.

Paris entries featuring Atlanta Olympic gold medalists now competing in new boat classes this season include Katrin Rutschow and Katrin Boron of Germany trying the women's single sculls after winning the double sculls in Munich, and Stephan Volkert and Andreas Hajek pairing up in the men's double sculls.

Following the opening World Cup event in Munich, Germany leads the overall team score competition with 80 points. German crews have entered 11 of the 14 boat classes in Paris and will be looking to build on their lead.Currently in second place overall is Great Britain with 37 points followed by Denmark with 27, France with 25, Russia with 23 and Romania with 17.

June 17, 1997
21 Atlanta Gold Medalists head Paris Rowing World Cup Line-up

The second event of the 1997 Rowing World Cup takes place in Paris this weekend (20-22 June) with 21 Atlanta Olympic gold medalists and 51 Atlanta medalists from among the 27 nations entered (entry list attached). The top ranked rowing team from Atlanta, the Australian National Team joins the Rowing World Cup this week.

Some Boats to Watch:.

Tragically, Fredrik Hulten (SWE), a World Cup competitor and Atlanta finalist, died in a car accident on Friday.

Germany was the overall winner in Munich with 80 points, followed by Great Britain (34), Denmark (26), France (25) and Russia (23).

The Rowing Service