The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the Ones to Watch ahead of the 2018 World Rowing Championships set to take place from 9-16 September in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
These are the rowers who have the potential to make headlines at the sport’s biggest competition outside the Paralympic Games. They include Paralympic medallists and world champions, and their biographies are now available on the IPC website.
Andrew Houghton (GBR)
Has medalled at both 2018 World Cups following his return to the sport after four years away.
Birgit Skarstein (NOR)
Dual-sport machine and reigning world champion has turned her focus from PyeongChang 2018 to Tokyo 2020.
Erik Horrie (AUS)
After back-to-back Paralympic silver medals, multi-world champion continues chasing the one gold that has escaped him.
Great Britain mixed coxed four team (GBR)
Newly-minted crew of Ollie Stanhope, Daniel Brown, Grace Clough, Ellen Buttrick and cox Erin Wysocki-Jones look to continue Great Britain’s history of success in the category.
Netherlands mixed double sculls team (NED)
Annika van der Meer and Corne de Koning won the 2017 World Championship PR2 mixed double sculls (PR2Mix2x) gold medal in only their first season together.
Sylvia Pille-Steppat (GER)
Has gradually climbed her way to the top in Para rowing, looking to better her bronze from the 2017 Worlds.