Rio 2016 preview: rowing

Rio 2016 will feature four rowing medal events, which will be held in the Lagoa Stadium from 9-11 September. 08 Sep 2016
Woman in roing boat celebrates

Israel's Moran Samuel celebrates after winning the AWSMx1 gold medal at the 2015 World Rowing Championships.

ⒸDetlev Syeb

Rowing events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will take place in the Lagoa Stadium, located in the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, from 9-11 September. It is one of the city’s famous landmarks in the south of the city centre and is overlooked by the Christ the Redemeer.

Rio 2016 will feature four rowing events: LTAMix4+ (LTA mixed coxed four), TAMix2x (TA mixed double sculls), ASW1x (AS women's single sculls) and ASM1x (AS men's single sculls).

Israel’s reigning world champion Moran Samuel is the clear favourite for the gold medal in the ASW1x, while Great Britain’s Rachel Morris, a former cyclist who won gold at Beijing 2008 and bronze at London 2012, will be her biggest opponent.

Australia’s Paralympic silver medallist Erik Horrie aims to continue his dominance in the ASM1x after his 2013, 2014 and 2015 world title wins.

In the TAMix2x, Australia will be looking to transform their world title win from 2015 into the Paralympic title.

Current Paralympic and world champions Great Britain will be the favourite for gold in the LTAMix4+, but the US team was only 0.26 seconds behind at last year’s World Championships and are equally likely to clinch gold.

Location: Lagoa Stadium

Schedule: 9-11 September

Mark your calendars for…

Sunday, 11 September

•08:30-11:00 Finals

Ones to watch:

•Rachel Morris (GBR): She has won two cycling Paralympic medals, but is now hoping to claim her first as a rower.

•Australia’s TA mixed double sculls team: Gavin Bellis and Kathryn Ross have won every major race since 2013.

•Erik Horrie (AUS): He has been dominating the ASM1x class since winning silver at London 2012.

•Great Britain’s LTA mixed coxed four team: James Fox, Pamela Relph, Daniel Brown, Grace Clough and Oliver James (cox) are the current world champions and strong candidates for gold at Rio 2016.

•Igor Bondar (UKR): Since taking up rowing in 2011, the 50-year-old has been consistently among the top three rowers at almost every major competition.

•Moran Samuel (ISR): She will be the one to beat in the ASW1x after sealing the world title in Aiguebelette, France, in 2015.

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Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs).

The IPC’s Global ATR is Jet Set Sports, and Rio 2016 tickets and packages can be purchased on the CoSport website.

Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.

Visa International is the exclusive payment card and the official payment system for the Paralympic Games.