Hundreds of rowers, plenty of personal records and a supporting crowd
made the European Championships something special
The setting of Saturday’s championships was perfect, and the rowers competed intensely and even a few records were broken.
From the Masters down to the youngest junior competitors, rowing on a high level was to be found in Gladsaxe Idrætshal during the entire day.
Head of the OC-committee Hans-Henrik Kaaber, is pleased with the results of the day, and says:
“Most importantly, the participants seem to have liked the event. Both during the day, and the day after we received a lot of positive feedback from participators – verbal and on e-mail. Nobody got hurt, we managed to keep the schedule, and competition was fair. Many volunteers put in the necessary effort before and during the day, and without them we couldn’t have done it. Over all ERIC 2019 was a huge success from our point of view.”
A total of 1085 rowers, sat in the machines on Saturday and had the pleasure of experiencing a cheering crowd, who made sure to keep cheering until all rowers had past the finish line.
And even though the nationality of most of the competitors was Danish, the rowers from the host nation got a serious run for their money and met excellent competition from the other participating countries.
Many of the gold medals got to travel home with the visiting rowers, who contributed to the amazing atmosphere and made the championships something special.
ERIC 2019 was not the first nor the last international rowing event to be hosted by Denmark. What will be the next event, to travel to the beautiful country for, is yet to be decided, however there is no doubt that it will be equally great.
Pictures to use, free of charge, can be found here, but please credit the photographer: Svend Aage Nielsen.
Find all results from the day here, and an overview of medalists sorted into clubs here.