Indoor Rowing showcased at the Invictus Games

Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park played host to 13 nations on day three of the Invictus Games, for the sold-out Indoor Rowing event. Every country taking part in the Games was represented, with 130 entries racing in both Endurance (4 minute) and Sprint (1 minute) races in front of more than 700 spectators. Competitors raced in one of six different classifications, designed especially for the Games to offer a fair playing field to all.

Invictus Games patron Prince Harry was on hand to witness a fantastic day’s racing, as well as presenting medals alongside Olympic Champions Dame Kelly Holmes and Sir Matthew Pinsent.

Volunteers from the Lea RC supported British Rowing staff in setting up and running the event, with rowing machines supplied by Concept 2 to showcase the sport to the expectant crowds.

At the end of racing, the British Armed Forces team had picked up seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals. Seven other nations also picked up medals at the event, which saw a high level of competition throughout. Highlights of the Indoor Rowing racing can be seen on the BBC’s Sunday Invictus Games programme, featuring Paralympian Nick Beighton who finished fourth in the TA mixed double at London 2012.

Full results are now available at http://results.invictusgames.org.

Up and coming indoor rowing events

City of Bristol Indoor Rowing Challenge
11th October 2014 (Ashton Park Sports Centre)
http://indoor.bristolrowing.co.uk 

Grimsby Indoor Rowing Championships
8th November 2014 (Havelock Academy)
Entry Form/Further Information

University Indoor Rowing Series (UIRS)
www.britishrowing.org/taking-part/students/UIRS2014

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