Rowing made its Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008. Athletes race over 1,000m on flat water in boats that vary in length and crew size.
Rio 2016 featured four medal events: LTAMix4+ (LTA mixed coxed four), TAMix2x (TA mixed double sculls), ASW1x (AS women's single sculls) and ASM1x (AS men's single sculls).
ASW1x/ASM1x – athletes predominantly use the arms and/or shoulders for rowing
TAMix2x – athletes use trunk and arms for rowing
LTAMix4+ - athletes use their legs, trunk and arms for rowing
The 1,000m course is raced head-to-head with the winner progressing to the next round. Depending on the competition and number of entries, boats ranked second and third in the initial head-to-head heats may progress to repechages and then finals. The exact format for the progression of boats from head-to-head heats is decided at each competition based on entries.
The sport is governed by the International Rowing Federation (FISA).
|Type of data||Info data|
|Address||Av. de Rhodanie 541007 Lausanne Switzerland|
|Phone||+41 21 617 8373|
|Main Contact||Matt Smith|