16 Aug 2019

Rowing NZ confirms team for World Champs

7:02 am on 16 August 2019

Rowing New Zealand has confirmed a team of 53 athletes in 16 boats for this month's World Championships in Austria.

Emma Twigg , New Zealand elite Womens Single Scull


The team is headed by women's single sculler Emma Twigg, who won the two World Cup events she competed in earlier this year.

Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler will row in both the pair and the eight.

The team also includes a newly formed women's quad of Hannah Osborne, Sam Voss, Ruby Tew and Kirstyn Goodger.

Robbie Manson competes in the men's singles sculls against 43 other nations, while there are 39 nations competing in the women's single sculls.

The regatta also acts as qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

There are nine Olympic places available for the single scullers, 11 for the pair and double sculls, eight for the four and quad, five for the eight and seven for the lightweight double sculls.

New Zealand team for the 2019 rowing world champs:

Women's lightweight double: Zoe McBride, Jackie Kiddle

Women's single: Emma Twigg

Women's pair: Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler

Women's double: Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe

Women's four: Davina Waddy, Kelsi Walters, Eve Macfarlane and Phoebe Spoors

Women's quad: Kirstyn Goodger, Ruby Tew, Samantha Voss and Hannah Osborne

Women's eight: Ella Greenslade, Emma Dyke, Lucy Spoors, Kelsey Bevan, Grace Prendergast, Kerri Gowler, Elizabeth Ross, Jackie Gowler and Caleb Shepherd (coxswain)

Men's lightweight single: Ben van Dalen

Men's lightweight double: Matthew Dunham and Harrison Somerville

Men's single: Robbie Manson

Men's pair: Tom Murray and Michael Brake

Men's double: John Storey and Chris Harris

Men's four: Ben Taylor, Ian Seymour, Tom Mackintosh and Thomas Russel

Men's quad: Nathan Flannery, Jordan Parry, Cameron Crampton and Lewis Hollows

Men's eight: James Lassche, Hamish Bond, Shaun Kirkham, Mahe Drysdale, Brook Robertson, Phillip Wilson, Matthew MacDonald, Stephen Jones and Sam Bosworth (coxswain)