World Rowing Indoor Championships in Pictures

Paris, France

3 minute read
Words & photography Benedict Tufnell
Published 11.02.20

The 2020 World Rowing Championships took place on February 7th and 8th at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin indoor arena in Paris France. Alexander Vyazovkin of Russia won the open men’s 2,000m, finishing in a time of 5:43.5. Olena Buryak of Ukraine defended her title in the open women’s race with 6:31.7.

The junior women’s 2,000m was won by Alexandra Foester of Germany. Foester finished just 0.5 of a second ahead of Lou-Anne Caniard of France with a time of 6:51.3. Foester is the reigning on-water World Champion in the junior women’s single sculls while Caniard raced at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships in the women’s coxed four. In third was Kateryna Ustinzhanina of Ukraine who finished in 6:57.1.

For the junior men, Leo Muiste of Estonia had an incredibly tight race with Mekhrojbek Mamatkulov of Uzbekistan. Just 0.6 of a second separated them at the finish with Muiste just in front with 6:02. In third was Victor El Kholti of France who recorded 6:08.1.

See our gallery from the event below.