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world junior rowing championships history

1987 World Junior Championships– Cologne Germany

1987 Men's Junior Four

1987 Men's Junior Four

l-r: Simon Morrision, Peter Somerville, Paul Pettigrew, Cameron Begley, in front Guy Begley

All crews improved with the international competition and during the regatta. The lack of international competition was obvious according to some of the coaches on this team.


Men's Junior Single Scull

E1: 1st TCH, 2nd BEL, 3rd BUL, 4th FRA, 5th ARG, 6th CAN
E2: 1st GDR, 2nd FRG, 3rd AUS, 4th URS, 5th ITA, 6th JPN
E3: 1st AUT, 2nd NED, 3rd NOR, 5th POR, 6th ESP
R1: 1st FRG, 2nd BUL, 3rd ITA, 4th POR, 5th CAN
R2: 1st URS, 2nd NOR, 3rd BEL, 4th ARG
R3: 1st FRA, 2nd AUS, 3rd NED, 4th JPN, 5th ESP
SF1: 1st AUS, 2nd BEL, 3rd URS, 4th BUL, 6th TCH, 6th AUT
SF2: 1st FRG, 2nd GDR, 3rd ITA, 4th FRA, 5th NOR, 6th NED
Final B: 7th TCH, 8th AUT, 9th BUL, 10th NOR, 11th HOL, 12th FRA
Final: 1st URS 5:15.36, 2nd GDR 5:16.34, 3rd AUS 5:18.44, 4th FRA 5:15.5, 5th BEL, 6th ITA 5:29.00

Hooker had a great semi-final winning in the fastest time. In the final he under rated the other scullers and whilst he raced well, he did not quite have the boat speed of the Russian and East German scullers. It was a fine performance by the Australian sculler.

Men's Junior Double Scull

Final: 1st GDR, 2nd YUG, 3rd ITA, 4th BUL, 5th DEN, 6th BEL

Men's Junior Quad Scull

Final: 1st GDR, 2nd FRG, 3rd URS, 4th TCH, 5th ITA, 6th ESP

Men's Junior Coxless Pair

E1: 1st ITA, 2nd AUS, 3rd ESP, 4th CAN, 5th NOR, 6th USA
E2: 1st YUG, 2nd URS, 3rd BUL, 4th GBR, 5th CHN, 6th ARG
E3: 1st GDR, 2nd FRG, 3rd HUN, 4th AUT, 5th BEL
R1: 1st AUS, 2nd BUL, 3rd AUT, 4th NOR, 5th ARG
R2: 1st URS, 2nd HUN, 3rd CHN, 4th CAN
R3: 1st GBR, 2nd ESP, 3rd FRG, 4th BEL, 5th USA
SF1: 1st BUL, 2nd ITA, 3rd YUG, 4th HUN, 5th GBR, 6th FRG
SF2: 1st GDR, 2nd URS, 3rd AUS, 4th ESP, 5th AUT, 6th CHN
Final B: 7th GBR, 8 th AUT, 9th ESP, 10th HUN, 11th RFA, 12th CHN
Final: 1st GDR 5:01.36, 2nd URS 5:02.22, 3rd YUG 5:06.67, 4th AUS 5:10.43, 5th BUL 5:10.82, 6th ITA 5:12.22

The Australians raced well but were not as strong as their competitors. This showed in the final.

Men's Junior Coxed Pair

Final: 1st URS, 2nd GRE, 3rd GDR, 4th FRG, 5th TCH, 6th BRA

Men's Junior Coxless Four

Final: 1st GBR, 2nd URS, 3rd GDR, 4th ITA, 5th FRG, 6th POL

Men's Junior Coxed Four

E1: 1st ITA, 2nd URS, 3rd GBR, 4th NED, 5th JPN
E2: 1st FRA, 2nd GDR, 3rd AUS, 4th FRG
E3: 1st TCH, 2nd SUI, 3rd USA , 4th ARG
R: 1st FRG, 2nd NED, 3rd ARG, 4th JPN
SF1: 1st ITA, 2nd TCH, 3rd GDR, 4th USA , 5th GBR, 6th NED
SF2: 1st FRA, 2nd AUS, 3rd SUI, 4th FRG, 5th URS, 6th ARG
Final B: 7th URS, 8th USA , 9th RFA, 10th GBR, 11th HOL, 12th ARG
Final: 1st ITA 4:40.40, 2nd TCH 4:40.62, 3rd FRA 4:41.99, 4th GDR 4:42.74, 5th SUI 4:43.51, 6th AUS 4:44.90

The Australians were in mid field through the 1000 metre mark but uncharacteristically faded in the last 500 metres as other crews improved. The crew was not quite strong enough in the sprint home to medal.

Men's Junior Eight

Final: 1st USA , 2nd FRA, 3rd URS, 4th GBR, 5th FRG, 6th GDR

Australian Team

Men's Junior Single Scull – Bronze

  • Janusz Hooker (NSW)
  • Coach: Bruce Evans (NSW)

Men's Junior Pair – Fourth

  • Bow: Anthony Duhs (ACT)
  • Str: James Baker (ACT)
  • Cch: Peter Lanigan (ACT)

Men's Junior Coxed Four – Sixth

  • Bow: Simon Morrison (VIC)
  • 2: Cameron Begley (VIC)
  • 3: Paul Pettigrew (QLD)
  • Str: Peter Somerville (VIC)
  • Cox: Guy Begley (VIC)
  • Cch: Phil Ainsworth (VIC)
  • Emerg: Paul Schreier (VIC)

Women's Junior Pair – Fourth

  • Bow: Kiri Robson (QLD)
  • Str: Courtney Johnstone (QLD)
  • Cch: David Orchert (QLD)

Manager: Tom Jack (QLD)
Selectors: William Hay (Chairman SA), Don Croot (NSW), Simon Gillett (VIC), Reinhold Batschi (ACT)

Results – Women

Women's Junior Single Scull

Final: 1st GDR, 2nd POL, 3rd URS, 4th CHN, 5th CAN, 6th AUT

Women's Junior Double Scull

Final: 1st GDR, 2nd SUI, 3rd URS, 4th NED, 5th SWE, 6th FRG

Women's Junior Pair

E1: 1st AUS, 2nd CAN, 3rd GBR, 4th FRG
E2: 1st GDR, 2nd BUL, 3rd URS, 4th HUN
R: 1st BUL, 2nd CAN, 3rd URS, 4th HUN, 5th GBR, 6th FRG
Final B: 7th FRG, 8th GBR
Final: 1st GDR 5:38.92, 2nd BUL 5:46.44, 3rd CAN 5:49.49, 4th AUS 5:52.34, 5th HUN 5:58.30, 6th URS 5:59.36

The girls won their heat after a nervous start and thus progressed straight to the final. The conditions on the final day were not good and the more experienced European crews handled the conditions better than the Australians.

Women's Junior Coxed Four

Final: 1st GDR, 2nd URS, 3rd BUL, 4th USA , 5th HUN, 6th POL

Women's Junior Eight

Final: 1st GDR, 2nd URS, 3rd FRG, 4th USA , 5th GBR

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