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history of australian rowing at world championships

1992 World Lightweight Championships- Montreal Canada

Women's Lightweight Coxless Four

Women's Lightweight Coxless Four

bow Deirdre Fraser, 2 Virginia Lee, 3 Elizabeth Moller, str Marina Cade

1992 was a great year for Australian rowing. Not only did the lightweights win 2 gold medals, but the Olympic team won two gold medals and our juniors one gold and three silvers. This tally placed us as the second most successful rowing nation in the world.

The success of the Olympic team lifted hopes and expectations for medals by our lightweights and juniors. For our women's four they finally won a deserved gold medal at world championships after years of minor placings in this event.

As with other years the preparation had its difficulties. The women's lightweight four lost Debbie Fox following selection but she was ably replaced by Elizabeth Moller in her international debut.

The successful lightweight quad of 1990 and 1991 was disbanded due to Stephen Hawkins's Olympic selection. The resultant double scull raced at Lucerne successfully providing the necessary confidence to the athletes to repeat their gold medal success of previous years in this boat.

The use of Australian boats took a further step forward with boats being shipped to North America and towed to the regatta by the team from the west coast. In the past, time considerations forced the team to airfreight Australian boats to their destination.


Women's Lightweight Single Scull

Final C: 13th RUS, 14th GRE ARG withdrawn
Final B: 7th SWE, 8th USA, 9th NOR, 10th HKG, 11th JPN, 12th MEX
Final: 1st DEN 8:11.62, 2nd GBR 8:17.37, 3rd CAN 8:21.75, 4th NED 8:31.04, 5th Aut 8:31.72, 6th FIN 8:39.20

Women's Lightweight Double Scull

Final B: 7th DEN, 8th ITA, 9th CHN, 10th NED, 11th ESP, 12th POR
Final: 1st GER 7:27.29, 2nd CAN 7:28.04, 3rd USA 7:29.70, 4th GBR 7:35.11, 5th SUI 7:37.11, 6th BEL 7:42.19

Women's Lightweight Four

Final B: 7th GER 7:14.63, 8th JPN 7:15.40
Final: 1st AUS 7:01.40, 2nd GBR 7:03.78, 3rd CAN 7:08.30, 4th CHN 7:16.28, 5th USA 7:23.21, 6th ITA 7:29.91

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Australian Team

Men's Lightweight Double Scull—Gold
Bow: Gary Lynagh (QLD)
Str: Bruce Hick (ACT)
Cch: Bob Bleakley (QLD)

Men's Lightweight Single Scull—Fifth
Simon Burgess (TAS)
Cch: Bob Bleakley (QLD)

Men's Lightweight Four—Eighth
Bow: Phil Gardiner (VIC)
2: Derek Mollison (VIC)
3: Lyall McCarthy (VIC)
Str: Brian Digby (VIC)
Cch: Geoff Hunter (VIC)
Res: Ned Draydon (QLD)

Women's Lightweight Four—Gold
Bow Deirdre Fraser (VIC)
2: Virginia Lee (NSW)
3: Elizabeth Moller (ACT)
Str: Marina Cade (VIC)
Cch: Brian Dalton (VIC)

Manager: David Taylor (NSW)
Doctor: David Coles (ACT)
Selectors: David Yates (VIC), Dennis Hatcher (VIC), David Poulson (TAS)


Men's Lightweight Single Scull

Final D: 19th IND, 20th FRA, 21st HUN, 22nd MYA, 23rd TUN
Final C: 13th CAN, 14th MEX, 15th TCH, 16th JPN, 17th TUR, 18th IRL
Final B: 7th GER 7:15.72, 8th EST 7:16.07, 9th RUS 7:19.27, 10th BEL 7:21.45, 11th ESP 7:23.61, 12th ARG 7:34.50
Final: 1st DEN 7:08.79, 2nd NED 7:10.21, 3rd USA 7:14.63, 4th ITA 7:18.02, 5th AUS 7:22.73, 6th GBR 7:25.87

Men's Lightweight Double Scull

Final C: 13th ARG, 14th HKG, 14th TUN
Final B: 7th POR 6:35.62, 8th TCH 6:36.92, 9th BEL 6:38.34, 10th USA 6:39.94, 11th GRE 6:44 82, 12th FRA 6:55.22
Final: 1st AUS 6:24.68, 2nd AUT 6:26.23, 3rd SUI 6:28.86, 4th NZL 6:35.45, 5th GER 6:36.13, 6th NED 6:37.23

Men's Lightweight Four

Final B: 7th SUI 6:05.62, 8th AUS 6;10.25, 9th DEN 6:16.48, 10th RUS 6:17.73
Final: 1st GBR 6:03.98, 2nd ITA 6:05.69, 3rd FRA 6:07.48, 4th ESP 6:09.22, 5th USA 6:12.59, 6th GER 6:17.23

Men's Lightweight Quad Scull

Final B: 7th SUI, 8th MEX
Final: 1st ITA 5:54.38, 2nd SWE 5:56.31, 3rd GER5:57.60, 4th USA 5:58.55, 5th GBR 5:58.61, 6th FRA 6:02.02

Men's Lightweight Eight

Final B: 7th USA, 8th IRL, 9th RSA, 10th JPN
Final: 1st DEN 5:34.95, 2nd GBR 5:37.02, 3rd GER 5:37.95, 4th CAN 5:39.67, 5th ITA 5:43.49, 6th AUT 5:44.79

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