About Indoor rowing
An ergometer, one of the basic pieces of equipment found in almost every gym, is a key element of indoor rowing training. What if competitors give up water for a gym for a while and go for a “dry race”? Competitions on ergometers may seem monotonous but that is far from the truth with this fast-paced discipline. As a matter of fact, they are dynamic, fast and very exciting to watch! Competitors must cover around thousand meters on their machines – which requires endurance but also great speed! Every year the best Polish rowers – both seniors and juniors – come to the capitol of Lower Silesia to garner medals in the World, European and Polish Championships. One of the most decorated Polish rowers is Wrocław native Paweł Rańda who gained renown by claiming Olympic silver in Beijing. Indoor rowing competition is one of the four disciplines which have been selected for the sport program at the invitation of TWG 2017.
Indoor rowing is proposed by Wrocław as a sport to be invited at TWG 2017. The competition during The World Games 2017 will take place form 26th to 27t of July in Jelcz-Laskowice.
Distances and weight categories:
- 2000 metres (openweight men, lightweight men, openweight women, lighweight women)
- 500 metres (openweight men, openweight women)
- 4 x 500 metres relay (mixed event)