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history of australian rowing at world championships

1986 World Championships- Nottingham UK

Photos 1986 World Championships Photo Gallery

Men's Eight

Men's Eight — Gold Medal Presentation

To win not one but two gold medals at a World Championship was a first for Australian rowing. The team had a perfect lead up regatta at the Commonwealth Games where it achieved great success. By the time of the World Championships the men's eight was in a fine condition, Peter Antonie was feeling good and Reinhold Batschi was smiling.

The selectors had originally wanted Peter Antonie in the lightweight four. Peter insisted on one more chance sculling and it paid off handsomely.

The eights final went to plan, namely to stay with the Soviet crew until 1000m and then to move away. The race was won by 1 1/2 lengths.

Peter Antonie's race was very tight. Any one of the finalists was a contender for the medal. The final margin of 0.02 seconds in a barnstorming finish was a testament to how tough his race was with BjornEltang (DEN).

The men's and women's lightweight four performed well. Adair Ferguson was disappointed with her row but overall it was a great year for Australian rowing.

Index to Results on this Page
M1x M2x M4x    
M2- M2+ M4- M4+ M8
W1x W2x W4x    
W2-     W4+ W8
ML1x ML2x      
    ML4-   ML8
WL1x WL2x      


Men's single scull

Final B: 7th AUS, 8th CUB, 9th USA, 10th ARG, 11th DEN, 12th BEL
Final: 1st FRG 6.54.90; 2nd FIN; 3rd URS, 4th GDR, 5th SWE, 6th BUL

Peter Michael Kolbe

Peter Michael Kolbe - World Champion 1986

men's single scull final

The Championship result turned the tables on the Luzern result above when Pertti Karpinnen just got up over Peter-Michael Kolbe

Men's Double Scull

Final B: 7th FIN, 8th CAN, 9th CUB, 10th TCH, 11th AUT, 12th USA
Final: 1st ITA 6.30.33; 2nd BUL; 3rd GDR, 4th URS, 5th NED, 6th SUI

Men's Quad Scull

Final B: 7th GDR, 8th ESP, 9th NOR, 10th SUI, 11th YUG, 12th USA
Final: 1st URS 5.47.41; 2nd POL; 3rd CAN, 4th TCH, 5th NED, 6th ITA

Men's Coxless Pair

Final B: 7th AUT, 8th ROM, 9th ESP, 10th USA, 11th CAN, 12th ARG
Final: 1st URS 6.42.37; 2nd ITA; 3rd GDR, 5th GBR, 5th BRA, 6th YUG

Men's Coxed Pair

Final B: 7th FRG, 8th CAN, 9th USA, 10th CUB, 11th GRE
Final: 1st GBR 6.51.66; 2nd ITA; 3rd GDR, 4th ROM, 5th URS, 6th BRA

Men's Coxless Four

Final B: 7th URS, 8th GBR, 9th ESP, 10th YUG, 11th ARG
Final: 1st USA 6.03.53; 2nd FRG; 3rd GDR, 4th CAN, 5th ITA, 6th TCH

Men's Coxed Four

Final B: 7th CAN, 8th GBR, 9th FRA
Final: 1st GDR 6.03.81; 2nd NZL; 3rd USA, 4th URS, 5th TCH, 6th POL

Men's Eight

Final B: 7th NZL, 8th FRA, 9th CAN, 10th TCH, 11th NED, 12th GBR
Final: 1st AUS 5.33.54; 2nd URS; 3rd USA, 4th ITA, 5th GDR, 6th FRG

Men's Lightweight Single Scull

Final B: 7th CAN, 8th AUT, 9th NED, 10th FRG, 11th HUN, 12th POR
Final: 1st AUS 7.18.10; 2nd DEN; 3rd USA, 4th BEL, 5th SWE, 6th NOR

Men's Lightweight Double Scull

Final B: 7th FRG, 8th DEN, 9th USA, 10th SWE, 11th SUI, 12th POR
Final: 1st GBR 6:.41.73; 2nd FRA; 3rd CAN, 4th ITA, 5th MEX, 6th NED

Men's Lightweight Four

Final B: 7th FRG, 8th DEN, 9th USA, 10th CAN, 11th NED, 12th FIN
Final: 1st ITA 6.18.26; 2nd GBR; 3rd ESP, 4th AUS, 5th AUT, 6th FIN

Men's Lightweight Eight

Final B: 7th FRA, 8th GBR
Final: 1st ITA 5:44.63, 2nd FRG, 3rd DEN, 4th CAN, 5th ESP, 6th USA

Australian Team

Men's Single Scull—Seventh
Richard Powell (QLD)
Cch: Robert Marlow (AIS)

Men's Lightweight Single Scull—Gold
Peter Antonie (VIC)
Cch:David Yates (VIC)

Men's Lightweight Four—Fourth
Bow: Joe Joyce (VIC)
2: Simon Cook (VIC)
3: Merrick Howes (ACT)
Str: Brian Digby (VIC)
Cch: Geoff Hunter (VIC)
Res: Nick Hunter (ACT)

Men's Eight—Gold
Bow: James Galloway (NSW)
2: Mal Batten (QLD)
3: Andrew Cooper (VIC)
4: Michael McKay (VIC)
5: Mark Doyle (VIC)
6: James Tomkins (VIC)
7: Ion Popa (VIC)
Str: Steve Evans (NSW)
Cox: Dale Caterson (NSW)
Cch: Reinhold Batschi (ACT)

Women's Coxed Four—Seventh
Bow: Sue Chapman-Popa (VIC)
2: Marilyn Kidd (NSW)
3: Deborah Bassett (VIC)
Str: Robyn Grey-Gardiner (SA)
Cox:Kay Fry (VIC)
Cch: Peter Shakespear (ACT)

Women's Coxless Pair—Tenth
Bow: Annelies Voorthuis (NSW)
Str: Margot Foster (VIC)
Cch: Peter Shakespear (ACT)

Women's Lightweight Four—Fourth
Bow: Amanda Cross (SA)
2: Virginia Lee (NSW)
3: Debbie Clingeleffer (NSW)
Str: Gayle Toogood (VIC)
Cch: Brian Dalton (VIC)
Res: Karin Riedel (SA)

Women's Lightweight Single Scull—Fifth
Adair Ferguson (QLD)
Cch:Noel Langton (QLD)

Manager: Steve Hinchy (QLD)
Doctor: Bill Webb (NSW)
Selectors: William Hay (SA), Don Croot (NSW), Simon Gillett (VIC), Reinhold Batschi (ACT)


Women's Single Scull

Final B: 7th AUT, 8th SWE, 9th ITA, 10th CAN, 11th NED, 12th DEN
Final: 1st GDR 7.29.60; 2nd BUL; 3rd URS, 4th ROM, 5th USA, 6th BEL

Women's Double Scull

Final B: 7th URS, 8th CAN, 9th SWE, 10th USA, 11th NOR
Final: 1st GDR 6.57.71; 2nd ROM, 3rd NZL, 4th BUL, 5th TCH, 6th AUT

Women's Coxed Quad Scull

Final B: 7th TCH, 8th USA, 9th CHN
Final: 1st GDR 6.13.91; 2nd ROM; 3rd HOL, 4th BUL, 5th FRA, 6th URS

Women's Coxless Pair

Final B: 7th FRG, 8th POL, 9th USA, 10th AUS
Final: 1st ROM 7.12.20; 2nd URS; 3rd GDR, 4th CAN, 5th BUL, 6th GBR

Women's Coxed Four

Final B: 7th AUS, 8th GBR
Final: 1st ROM 6.43.86; 2nd GDR; 3rd CAN, 4th URS, 5th BUL, 6th USA

Women's Eight

Final: 1st URS 6.08.76; 2nd GDR; 3rd ROM, 4th USA, 5th CAN, 6th GBR

Women's Lightweight Single Scull

Final B: 7th CAN, 8th NED, 9th AUT, 10th GBR,11th MEX, 12th SUI
Final: 1st ROM 7.33.28; 2nd BEL, 3rd USA, 4th NZL, 5th AUS, 6th FRG

Women's Lightweight Double Scull

Final B: 7th AUT, 8th CAN, 9th CHN
Final: 1st USA 7.17.13; 2nd GBR & HOL, 4th FRG, 5th DEN, 6th BEL

Women's Lightweight Four

Final: 1st USA 6.53.92; 2nd GBR; 3rd FRG, 4th AUS, 5th FRA, 6th CAN

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