Lightweight Men's Single Sculls, A/B Semifinal, 2020 European Rowing Championships, Poznan, Poland

The number of entries has swelled for the second World Rowing Cup in the 2022 series. Over 600 athletes will compete in Poznan, Poland from 16-19 June 2022.

The 2022 World Rowing Cup II has attracted 36 nations and, for the first time since 2019, a large contingent from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada will compete along with a good representation of athletes from Africa, Asia and South America.

Large teams have entered from Germany, the Netherlands, and China. Germany has the largest team with 23 boats entered. This includes entries in all but one of the Olympic boat classes.

The men’s single sculls has attracted the biggest field with 23 entries. With the absence of World Rowing Cup I winner, Oliver Zeidler, as well as Olympic medallists Kjetil Borch and Stefanos Ntouskos, all eyes will be on Melvin Twellaar, who picked up a silver medal in Belgrade at the 2022 World Rowing Cup I. He will race against a strong field that includes Matthieu Androdias and Hugo Boucheron of France, Olympic gold medallists from the men’s double sculls, returning to the competition in the single – and World and Olympic champion Alexander Hill of Australia. Trevor Jones of Canada and Emil Neykov of Bulgaria are also names to keep an eye on.

The women’s four will see a battle of Olympic gold medallists, with Annabelle McIntyre and Lucy Stephan of Australia facing Avalon Wasteneys and Sydney Payne of Canada. The large women’s four field includes rowers from 12 nations with Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallists of Ireland, and 2022 World Rowing Cup I silver medallists of Denmark also in the mix.

The men’s eight has seven boats entered, including the German’s men’s eight in their first international race since Tokyo. India, building on their large representation at the 2022 World Rowing Cup I, are sending both a men’s and women’s eight.

This World Rowing Cup regatta includes para-rowing boat classes and features the recent World Rowing Cup I winner in the PR1 men’s single sculls, Erik Horrie of Australia, who will line up against Marcus Klemp of Germany and Giacomo Perini of Italy. Returning to the PR1 para women’s single sculls is reigning World and Paralympic Champion Birgit Skarstein of Norway who faces competition from Olympic bronze medallist Nathalie Benoit of France.

Racing begins on Thursday 16 June and will continue through to Olympic and Paralympic boat class finals commencing at 10:05am CET Sunday 19 June. All Sunday finals will be live streamed on as well as broadcasted on leading channels around the world.

Regatta information can be found here.
Entries can be found here.

The World Rowing Cup series was launched in 1997 and consists of a series of three events. The overall World Rowing Cup winners are determined after the third event. This year, the three stages of the series are Belgrade, SRB (27-29 May), Poznan, POL (16-19 June), Lucerne, SUI (8-10 July).