Record entry for Under 23 Championships

From FISA:

‘Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, will host 792 young rowers for the 2008 World Rowing Under 23 Championships. This is the highest athlete participation in this event since it acquired World Rowing Championship status in 2005.

The spread of nations is growing every year, with a total of 54 nations competing in 2008, two up on the 52-nation total of 2007. The German team will be sure to satisfy the home crowd with 20 crews, one in every event. The Italians will also bring a large contingent of 18 crews and 51 athletes, and the USA, travelling from further afield, will enter 14 crews.’

Read the full report and information about teams at  www.worldrowing.com