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world junior rowing championships history

1989 World Junior Championships– Szeged Hungary

1989 Women's Junior Four meeting Prime Minister Hawke

1989 Women's Junior Four is Congratulated by the Prime Minister Bob Hawke

These Championships saw the race distance extended from 1500 metres to 2000 metres and the women's four become coxless. The weather conditions were difficult and in some cases unfair.


Due to the problems at the National Championships and cyclone Ned, the World Juniors team was finalized after the Trans Tasman Juniors at Lake Barrington. The initial selections were the men's scull, men's four and women's four. The others were added after the Trans Tasman series.

The women's four won Australia 's first gold medal at any World Junior Championships and they were the toast of the sport. This crew contained three girls from the sport's talent identification programme. It was therefore very pleasing for the AIS, and in particular Reinhold Batschi and Peter Shakespeare, who designed and ran the programme.

Results – Men

Men's Junior Single Scull

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

Men's Junior Double Scull

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

Men's Junior Quad Scull

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

Men's Junior Coxless Pair

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

Men's Junior Coxed Pair

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

Men's Junior Coxless Four

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

Men's Junior Coxed Four

Final: 1st GDR 6:40.25, 2nd YUG 6:43.82, 3rd TCH 6:46.90, 4th AUS 6:49.54, 5th BUL 7:00.49, 6th GRE 7:06.15

Men's Eight

Final: 1st URS 6:01.53, 2nd FRA 6:03.53, 3rd GBR 6:05.93, 4th FRG 6:08.19, 5th USA 6:08.85, 6th SUI 6:15.57

Final B: 7th GDR 6:08.52, 8th AUS 6:10.77, 9th TCH 6:11.82, 9th IRL 6:14.57, 10th ITA 6:20.73, 12th AUT 6:41.57

Australian Team

Men's Junior Eight - Eighth

  • Bow: Will Neville (VIC)
  • 2: Josh Mantello (VIC)
  • 3: Anthony Ellis (VIC)
  • 4: Matt McArdle (VIC)
  • 5: Nick Harper (VIC)
  • 6: A Doyle (VIC)
  • 7: James Bowden (VIC)
  • Str: Jake Dingle (VIC)
  • Cox: J Lumsden (VIC)
  • Emerg: Adam Davenport (VIC)
  • Cch: Stephen Spurling (VIC)

Men's Coxed Four – Fourth

  • Bow: Robert Finch (QLD)
  • 2: Ryan O'Hanlon (QLD)
  • 3: Peter Green (QLD)
  • Str: David Weightman (QLD)
  • Cox: Damon Jackson (QLD)
  • Cch: Alan Bromiley (QLD)

Women's Junior Single Scull – Seventh

  • Maki Takken (QLD)
  • Cch: Ellen Randell (ACT)

Women's Junior Four – Gold

  • Bow: Samantha Stewart (VIC)
  • 2: Ballanda Sack (ACT)
  • 3: Anna MacFarlane (VIC)
  • Str: Courtney Johnstone (QLD)
  • Cch: Ellen Randell (ACT)

Manager: Tom Jack (QLD)
Doctor: Dr John Drewe (QLD)
Selectors: David Yates (VIC), Dennis Hatcher (VIC), David Poulson (TAS)

Results – Women

Women's Junior Single Scull

Final: 1st URS 8:38.38, 2nd GRE 8:43.00, 3rd BUL 8:47.18, 4th FRG 8:49.32, 5th GDR 8:49.65, 6th POL 9:16.66

Final B: 7 th AUS 9:15.01, 8 th IRL 9:20.23, 9 th GBR 9:26.17, 10 th AUT 9:34.42, 11 th SUI 9:39.04, 12 th HUN 9:50.42

Women's Junior Double Scull

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

Women's Junior Quad Scull

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

Women's Junior Pair

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

Women's Junior Four

Final: 1st AUS 7:43.00, 2nd FRG 7:45.91, 3rd GDR 7:47.01, 4th USA 8:02.19, 5th GBR 8:03.46, 6th URS 8:05.16

Women's Junior Eight

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

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