A sensational rowing spectacle is on the menu when the Danish
Rowing Federation (DFfR) in cooperation with Concept 2 Denmark, and Bagsværd
Rowing Club host the 2019 European Rowing Indoor Championships on 26 January
2019 in Gladsaxe Idrætshal.
No less than 28 nations including the United States have announced their arrival at the event which will include some of the world’s toughest competitors and ensure world class rowing for the spectators in this season’s first international event.
Chairman of the Danish Rowing Federation Henning Bay is looking forward to an action-packed event which should go some way toward putting Danish rowing on the world map.
“Danish rowing has a tradition for hosting international
events and this event not only presents rowing as an important sport in
Denmark but also gathers the European elite at a season where rowing on
water can be a challenge in the Nordic countries. The event is also
important in the sense that while Danish Rowing is waiting for its new
rowing stadium to be inaugurated in 2021, FISA (The International Rowing
Federation) can still rely on us to host prestigious rowing events.”
Sports director Finn Trærup-Hansen applauds the European Rowing Indoor Championships as an event which breaks up the otherwise occasional tedious working monotony of the winter months: “The training period over winter can be long and hard to get through. The Euro is therefore a welcome change for our rowers to test their current form up against some of the best athletes in the world before we head to our training camp in Portugal in February”, says Finn Trærup-Hansen.
The Danish squad will be spearheaded by Sverri S. Nielsen,
who established himself as a regular contender in the World Cup A-finals
in the past season in the Men’s Singlesculls. Nielsen who goes by the name
“the watt-monster” in Denmark, won the European Championships in Paris in
2017 setting a new Danish record (5,47,9 min) and Sverri is confident that
he can deliver the goods again in the end of the month:
“I am aiming to prepare well for the event, so that I will know my limits and can execute my plan for the race. If I can get under 5,50 min and perhaps set a new Danish record (currently 5,45 min during training), then I will be happy. I don’t know too much about my competitors, I choose to focus more on my own performance”, says Sverri S. Nielsen.
The event takes place in the newly renovated Gladsaxe Idrætshal, which for the last twenty years has been the venue of the main Danish indoor rowing events. For those who are unable to attend the event, the European Championships will be streamed live thanks to the services of Concept2 Denmark.
The entire event will be livestreamed by Concept 2, Denmark. The livestream can be found at www.eric2019.com
- 28 nations
- 1085 starting seats
- 915 entries
- 64 teams