2023 World Rowing Championships - Team Announcement

2023 World Rowing Championships - Team Announcement
HerSport Editor
HerSport Editor

The 2023 World Rowing Championships are taking place in Belgrade, Serbia from September 3rd to 10th. Rowing Ireland High Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni, has today, August 21, announced the selection of 12 crews that will compete at this year's event.

These championships act as the first opportunity for the Irish rowers to secure Olympic qualification spots for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. After this event, the last chance for Paris 2024 qualification will be next May at the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne.

At the 2019 World Championships Rowing Ireland qualified four boats for the Tokyo Olympics followed by two more at the final qualification event.

Twenty-eight athletes will be racing in just two weeks time, the largest number of Irish athletes to compete at a World Rowing Championships for Ireland, with 26 of them being in Olympic class events.

Team Announcement

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Para Mixed Double (PR2 Mix2x)

  • Katie O'Brien (Galway RC)
  • Steven McGowan (Galway RC)

Lightweight Women's Double (LW2x)

  • Margaret Cremen (University College Cork RC)
  • Aoife Casey (Skibbereen RC)

Lightweight Women's Scull (LW1x)

  • Siobhán McCrohan (Tribesman RC)

Women's Pair (W2-)

  • Fiona Murtagh (University of Galway BC)
  • Aifric Keogh (Dublin University Ladies BC)
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Women's Double (W2x)

  • Alison Bergin (Fermoy RC)
  • Zoe Hyde (Killorglin RC)

Women's Four (W4-)

  • Eimear Lambe (Old Collegians BC)
  • Sanita Puspure (Old Collegians BC)
  • Imogen Magner (Carlow RC)
  • Natalie Long (Lee Valley RC)

High Performance Director

  • Antonio Maurogiovanni

Coaching Team

  • Dominic Casey - HP Lightweight Head Coach
  • David Breen - HP Para Coach
  • Giuseppe De Vita - HP Women's Head Coach
  • Ashley Rowe - HP Women's Coach
  • Fran Keane - HP Men's Head Coach
  • Nicolo Maurogiovanni - HP Men's Coach

Physio Team

  • Heather O'Brien
  • Orla Doolin

Team Manager

  • Michael O'Rourke

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