Elena Arabiska, Anastasia Tikhanova, Ekaterina Potapova and Alevtina Savkin (left to right)


MOSCOW, October 1. /TASS/. The Russian team won three medals – one silver and two bronze – at the world rowing championship, which ended in Sarasota (USA, Florida).

Maxim Telitsin V., Alexander Bogdashin, Alexander Chaykin and Aleksei Vikulin took second place in the competition hinged lightweight fours without steering. Russians Elena Arabiska, Anastasia Tikhanova, Ekaterina Potapova and Alevtina Savkin were third in the competition fours without steering. In the framework of the world Cup in rowing has also performed the Paralympic medals which were in the team scoring. On Sunday, the Russian Alexey Chuvashev took the bronze medal in singles .

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In the team event the Russian team took the 20th place. First were the Italians (3 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze), the second – the new Zealanders (3-2-2), the third – Australians (3-2-1).

In previous times the Russian rowers won medals in the world Championships 12 years ago at the tournament 2005 in the Japanese city Kaiju. Then bronze Russian team brought women’s crew (b-steering and two without helmsman). At the Olympic games in 2016 because of the removal of several Russian athletes suspected of doping from Russia was able to perform only one crew – men’s Quartet composed of Artyom Kosov, Nikita morgacheva, Vladislav Ryabtsev and Anton Zarutsky, who took 10th place. Soviet rowers had won a world Championships in 35 gold medals, the only Russian gold in 1998 in Cologne on singles was won by Irina Fedotova.

The first world rowing championship was held in 1962 in Lausanne, Switzerland at the lake Mouth, since the competition is held annually. In 2018 world championship will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, in 2019 – Ottensheim (Austria).

Before the start of the world championship in Sarasota Russian rowers faced problems in obtaining U.S. visas. This process was delayed due to the suspension of the issuance of nonimmigrant visas to citizens of the Russian Federation from August, 23rd in Russia. Visa issuance resumed on 1 September, only in Moscow, but the delegation of the Russian team was able to interview only two weeks after the deadline. In total, the Russian team included 38 athletes, amounting to 10 crew members.