Road to Tokyo – April Update – Olympic Games coverage

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With just under 100 days until the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, seats are filling up quickly for a shot at gold following USRowing Olympic Trials II, and both the Americas and European Continental Qualification Regattas.

On the domestic front, all the Trial events have been settled with the exception of the women’s pair. Internationally, there are two qualification events left, with the Asian/Oceania Continental Qualifier and the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta (FOQR).

With more to be decided still before crews line up on the Sea Forest Waterway in Japan for the Games of the 32nd Olympiad, here’s where we stand on qualification heading into the spring.

USA OLYMPIC TRIALS
-Olympic Trials III, June 4-6 in West Windsor, NJ for W2- if necessary, see women’s pair section below

CONTINENTAL QUALIFICATION REGATTAS
-Asian/Oceania Continental Qualification Regatta, May 5-7 in Tokyo, JAP

FINAL OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION REGATTA
-Final Olympic Qualification Regatta, May 16-18 in Lucerne, SUI

OLYMPIC GAMES REGATTA
-Olympic Games Regatta, July 23-30 in Tokyo, JAP

If you need a reminder on how many training days are left until Tokyo, here’s the countdown clock to the Opening Ceremonies.

NOTES
-The continental qualifiers are only for the W1x, M1x, LW2x, and LM2x events
-Any national federation that qualified two or more crews at the Linz World Championships are not eligible to compete at their respective continental qualifier and can only qualify additional crews at FOQR
-See chart at bottom for qualified crews
-There are limits to the numbers of crews a national federation can qualify via continental qualifier; details can be found on the bottom of page four here
-All 14 Olympic events will be contested at the FOQR, with the top two finishers in each event qualifying for Tokyo
-Should Japan not qualify any male or female crews following the qualifying regattas, they will be allotted a ‘host country’ entry into the M1x and/or W1x for Tokyo. If they do qualify, then that spot will be awarded to the next highest finishing country at the Asia/Oceania qualifier in each event that has yet to qualify a crew
-The four tripartite invites (2 in W1x, 2 in M1x) are FISA discretionary slots selected following all the qualification regattas

WOMEN’S SINGLE

QUALIFIED CREWS – 22
SPOTS REMAINING – 10 (5 Continental, 2 FOQR, 1 Host Country, 2 Tripartite)
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – IRL, NZL, USA, GBR, SUI, CAN, CHN, NED, AUT
WHO IS IN FROM AFRICA – NAM, MAR, UGA, TOG, NGR
WHO IS IN FROM AMERICAS – MEX, PAR, TTO, CUB, PUR
WHO IS IN FROM EUROPE – RUS, SRB, SWE
USA STATUS – Kara Kohler of Princeton Training Center won Olympic Trials on February 26 and will represent the United States in the W1x at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

WHAT IS NEXT
ASIA/OCEANIA QUALIFIER – Five spots available in Tokyo, the top finishing scullers from Linz that are eligible are: TPE, KAZ, VIE, QAT, and KOR
FOQR – Two spots available in Lucerne, the top finishing scullers from Linz that are eligible are: DEN, CZE, GER, FRA, NOR, and LTU

MEN’S SINGLE

QUALIFIED CREWS – 22
SPOTS REMAINING – 10 (5 Continental, 2 FOQR, 1 Host Country, 2 Tripartite)
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – GER, DEN, NOR, LTU, NED, CZE, NZL, CRO, ITA
WHO IS IN FROM AFRICA – EGY, ZIM, BEN, CIV, LBA
WHO IS IN FROM AMERICAS – BRA, PER, BER, NCA, DOM
WHO IS IN FROM EUROPE – GRE, HUN, TUR
USA STATUS – John Graves of Green Racing Project won Olympic Trials on February 26 and will represent the United States in the M1x at the FOQR in May. A top two placing at that regatta will qualify Graves and the USA for the Olympic Games Regatta.

WHAT IS NEXT
ASIA/OCEANIA QUALIFIER – Five spots available in Tokyo, the top finishing scullers from Linz that are eligible are: KAZ, UZB, KOR, THA, and IND
FOQR – Two spots available in Lucerne, the top finishing scullers from Linz that are eligible are: POL, GBR, FRA, SUI, USA, and ROU

WOMEN’S PAIR

QUALIFIED CREWS – 11
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – NZL, AUS, CAN, USA, ESP, ITA, ROU, IRL, CHN, GBR, GRE

Eisser/O’Brien


USA STATUS – Following the cancellation of the 2021 National Selection Regatta, the women’s pair of Tracy Eisser and Kristine O’Brien that won the 2020 National Selection Regatta are eligible to race at World Cup I or World Cup II. With a top two finish at either event, Eisser/O’Brien would have the option of declaring as the USA W2- for the Tokyo Olympic Games. If no crew is selected after World Cup II, then the event will be contested at Olympic Trials III, June 4-6 at Mercer Lake, NJ. The winner will then be named the USA W2- for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the women’s pair will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: CHI, UKR, POL, GER, RSA, DEN, CZE, and NED.

MEN’S PAIR

QUALIFIED CREWS – 11
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – CRO, NZL, AUS, ITA, ESP, FRA, SRB, CAN, RSA, ROU, BLR
USA STATUS – The USTC-Oakland pair of Tom Peszek and Mike DiSanto won Olympic Trials uncontested on April 15 and will represent the United States in the M2- at the FOQR in May. A top two placing at that regatta will qualify Peszek/DiSanto and the USA for the Olympic Games Regatta.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the men’s pair will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: GBR, USA, POL, DEN, ARG, GER, NED, and CHN. Road to Tokyo - April Update

Peszek/DiSanto

WOMEN’S DOUBLE

QUALIFIED CREWS – 11
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – NZL, ROU, NED, CAN, USA, FRA, ITA, CZE, LTU, CHN, AUS Road to Tokyo - April Update

Stone/Wagner

USA STATUS – The Cambridge/Arion double of Gevvie Stone and Kristina Wagner won Olympic Trials on April 15 and will represent the United States in the W2x at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the women’s double will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: BLR, POL, GBR, GER, UKR, SRB, GRE, and SUI.

MEN’S DOUBLE

QUALIFIED CREWS – 11
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – CHN, IRL, POL, GBR, SUI, ROU, NED, NZL, FRA, GER, LTU
USA STATUS – Kevin Cardno and Jonathan Kirkegaard of Vesper/OKC won Olympic Trials on February 26 and will represent the United States in the M2x at the FOQR in May. A top two placing at that regatta will qualify Cardno/Kirkegaard and the USA for the Olympic Games Regatta.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the men’s double will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: AUS, ARG, CAN, BLR, UKR, ITA, RSA, SLO, and USA.

LIGHTWEIGHT WOMEN’S DOUBLE

QUALIFIED CREWS – 12
SPOTS REMAINING – 6 (3 Continental, 2 FOQR, 1 TBD)
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – NZL, NED, GBR, ROU, FRA, BLR, ITA
WHO IS IN FROM AFRICA – TUN
WHO IS IN FROM AMERICAS – ARG, GUA
WHO IS IN FROM EUROPE – RUS, AUT
USA STATUS – Michelle Sechser and Molly Reckford of Sarasota won Olympic Trials on February 26 and will represent the United States in the LW2x at the FOQR in May. A top two placing at that regatta will qualify Sechser/Reckford and the USA for the Olympic Games Regatta.

WHAT IS NEXT
ASIA/OCEANIA QUALIFIER – Three spots available in Tokyo, the top finishing crews from Linz that are eligible are: JPN, KOR, THA, and PHI
FOQR – Two spots available in Lucerne, the top finishing crews from Linz that are eligible are: CAN, AUS, USA, SUI, CHN, POL, GER, IRL, and ESP. Additionally, only two of the three available spots at the Americas Qualifier were filled with eligible crews, so a third spot may be available in Lucerne. Inquiry in to FISA.

LIGHTWEIGHT MEN’S DOUBLE

QUALIFIED CREWS – 13
SPOTS REMAINING – 5 (3 Continental, 2 FOQR)
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – IRL, ITA, GER, NOR, ESP, POL, BEL
WHO IS IN FROM AFRICA – ALG
WHO IS IN FROM AMERICAS – URU, CHI, VEN
WHO IS IN FROM EUROPE – UKR, POR
USA STATUS – Zachary Heese and Jasper Liu of Vesper won Olympic Trials on February 26 and will represent the United States in the LM2x at the FOQR in May. A top two placing at that regatta will qualify Heese/Liu and the USA for the Olympic Games Regatta.

WHAT IS NEXT
ASIA/OCEANIA QUALIFIER – Three spots available in Tokyo, the top finishing crews from Linz that are eligible are: JPN, HKG, IND, UZB, and KAZ
FOQR – Two spots available in Lucerne, the top finishing crews from Linz that are eligible are: AUS, CAN, CZE, NZL, CHN, USA, FRA, DEN, GBR, and SUI

WOMEN’S FOUR

QUALIFIED CREWS – 8
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – AUS, NED, DEN, POL, ROU, USA, GBR, CAN
USA STATUS – The women’s four selection camp will take place in Princeton, NJ from April 1 to June 3. National Team Head Coaches will then nominate a crew, and if approved, that crew will represent the United States as the W4- at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the women’s four will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: CHN, IRL, NZL, ITA, and RUS.

MEN’S FOUR

QUALIFIED CREWS – 8
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – POL, ROU, GBR, ITA, USA, AUS, NED, SUI
USA STATUS – The men’s four selection camp will take place in Oakland, CA from March 8 to June 3. National Team Head Coaches will then nominate a crew and if approved, that crew will represent the United States as the M4- at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the men’s four will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: FRA, GER, SRB, RSA, and NZL.

WOMEN’S QUAD

QUALIFIED CREWS – 8
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – CHN, POL, NED, GER, NZL, GBR, USA, ITA
USA STATUS – The women’s quad selection camp will take place in Princeton, NJ from April 19 to June 3. National Team Head Coaches will then nominate a crew and if approved, that crew will represent the United States as the W4x at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the women’s quad will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: RUS, AUS, ROU, and FRA.

MEN’S QUAD

QUALIFIED CREWS – 8
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – NED, POL, ITA, AUS, GER, CHN, NOR, GBR
USA STATUS – The Schuylkill Navy/Penn AC composite quad of Charles Anderson, Justin Keen, Eliot Putnam, and Sorin Koszyk won Olympic Trials on April 15 and will represent the United States in the M4x at the FOQR in May. A top two placing at that regatta will qualify them and the USA for the Olympic Games Regatta.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the men’s quad will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: NZL, UKR, RUS, EST, and USA. Road to Tokyo - April Update

The Schuylkill Navy/Penn AC composite quad

WOMEN’S EIGHT

QUALIFIED CREWS – 5
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – NZL, AUS, USA, CAN, GBR
USA STATUS – The women’s eight selection camp will take place in Princeton, NJ from April 1 to June 3. National Team Head Coaches will then nominate a crew and if approved, that crew will represent the United States as the W8+ at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the women’s eight will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: ROU, CHN, RUS, NED, and GER.

MEN’S EIGHT

QUALIFIED CREWS – 5
SPOTS REMAINING – 2 at FOQR
WHO IS IN FROM WORLDS – GER, NED, GBR, AUS, USA
USA STATUS – The men’s eight selection camp will take place in Oakland, CA from March 8 to June 3. National Team Head Coaches will then nominate a crew and if approved, that crew will represent the United States as the M8+ at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
WHAT IS NEXT – The two remaining Olympic spots for the men’s eight will be decided at the FOQR. The top finishing crews from Linz that didn’t qualify are: NZL, ROU, CAN, ITA, and RUS.

QUALIFIED CREWS BY COUNTRY

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