The 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic came to a close with junior champions being crowned in 14 events and 11 new junior World Best Times set over the course of the Championships.
The 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice started in the morning with Semifinal C/D round with great conditions of almost flat water and temperatures in low 20s. The race continued with Semifinals A/B at 10:50 with little swift tail wind which became stronger as the race was progresing and World Junior Best Time was challenged several times.
Thursday was a very hot day again, temperatures in the Czech Republic were breaking records and were reaching over 35 degrees Celsius. In today's heats and repechages rowers, and among them eight Czech crews, were aiming to qualify for the next round of racing.
Schedule Change for Thursday 9 August
Due to predicted high temperatures during the middle of the day tomorrow, Thursday 9 August, and based on the FISA Safety Guidelines for Hot Weather, the FISA Executive Committee has decided to bring forward the start of the racing by 30 minutes. Racing will start at 9:00hrs and races will be held at 5 minute intervals. An updated schedule and Summary Start Lists have been issued.
FISA Executive Committee
Unussually hot conditions, temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius, warm water and Junior World Best Time by Clark Dean that was the first day of the 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice, Czech Republic.
The Czech junior women’s eight won gold medals at the two previous World Championships. The coach of the crew – Iva Uhlová - played an essential part in its success. It was the main reason why the head coach of the junior national team, Vít Kučera, brought her into the junior team again to coach the eight even though she is now coaching the Under 23 women’s team in the newly established Women’s Rowing Centre. The junior women’s eight kept up their golden tradition in spring when they won the European title. The European Championships were also very successful for other Czech crews too. We caught up with both coaches at the final training camp of the season for the national junior team.