Today’s rowing was cancelled due to weather conditions. Yesterday was filled with jubilation, trepidation and heartbreaking disappointment on opening day at the Summer Olympic Games 2016 as rowers either found victory, caught crabs or capsized rowing in Rio. The water was rough on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas as the best of the best continued to stay upright and pull water on an Olympic choppy course “determined to be fair and rowable racing” by World Rowing.
Men’s Pair Eric Murray and Hamish Bond of New Zealand, undefeated since 2009 advance to the semifinals. Nareg Guregian and Anders Weiss of USA who just recently started rowing together earlier this year will race again on Sunday to advance to semifinals. Want to why Olympic rowing was cancelled today? Check out Serbia’s Men’s Pair as they capsize midway through their heat 8/6/2016:
Women’s Single Sculls Magdalena Lobnig of Austria won her first Olympic heat ahead of Olympic champion Mirka Knapkova of the Czech Republic while in another heat relative unknown Kenia Lechuga of Mexico took second place besting gold medal favorite Kim Brennan of Australia. Gevvie Stone of USA won her opening day heat.
Today’s cancelled events:
7:30am Men’s single sculls
8:00am Women’s single sculls
8:30am Men’s Coxless Pair
8:40am Women’s double sculls
8:50am Men’s double sculls
9:00am Men’s coxless lightweight four
9:10am Women’s coxless pair
9:40am Women’s lightweight coxless four
10:20am Men’s lightweight double sculls
In Canada, the 134th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta heads toward finals on this the last day on the Martindale Waterways in St. Catharines, Ontario hosted by Canadian Henley Regatta Joint Committee.