On September 30, the International Olympic Committee announced that both men’s and women’s rowing would be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is a great accomplishment for Japan as this marks the first time since 1920 that Japan has been able to win an international competition through its representatives at the Olympics. In addition, it is also a significant accomplishment for Japanese collegiate rowing as well as all other collegiate sports.
In order to ensure successful preparation for future Olympic games, each branch of Rowing Japan made a decision to alter their national teams’ coaching staffs and training methods. Furthermore, the committee expects these changes to have a great impact on other countries’ ability to compete with Japan in the upcoming Olympics.
Dutch rowers set the world’s best time in men’s eight.
Dutch rowers set the world’s best time in men’s eight to capture gold in a dramatic finish at Eton-Dorney Lake. Great Britain and Australia, the former champions, finished one-two after fighting toe-to-toe for most of the race. Canada took bronze less than two seconds behind the second-place team. Japan picked up a fine fourth place with a late surge from its crew despite being well back early on.
The Japanese women’s quadruple sculls entry failed to defend their London Olympic gold but still powered home to claim a following straight silver medal at last week’s FISA World Rowing Championship in Chungju, Korea Republic.
The Japan men’s pair and quadruple sculls boat missed out on the medals but took second place in a gripping race to claim a share of silver. The Japanese double sculls crew backed up their gold medal from Trakai 2011 to clinch a creditable third position.
Miho Terao made it two wins from as many events as she led her quadruple sculls team to another convincing victory at the fifth Asian/Oceania Rowing Championships in Chung-Ju, Korea Republic.
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The Japan women’s quadruple sculls crew led from start to finish in the opening heat at Chung-Ju Rowing Centre, Korea Republic, to win by almost five seconds.
Japan rowers claim the gold medal at the fifth Asian/Oceania championships.
The Japan men’s eight stroked by Ryosuke Sakazume powered away from Singapore and Australia in the final stretch of an early morning day of rowing competition and crossed the line first at Chung-Ju Bureunu Lake Resort World Cup Course.
Proposed Rules for Collegiate Rowing in Japan
All teams are required to provide protective equipment, including helmets, shoes with spikes, etc., within their own budgets. If necessary, each school can charge an additional fee for these items to be bought on top of the tuition fee. However, this cannot be reflected solely in the tuition fee. (The amount cannot exceed 10% of the tuition.)