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History of World Rowing Under 23 Championships

1982 Match des Seniors— Vienna Austria


Racing was conducted on 17th and 18th July 1982. The following extract comes from Australian Rowing in September 1982:
Australia is emerging as a dominant competitor in the men's Senior B events - thanks to Reinhold Batschi's insistence that this category for under 23 year olds is the key area in which to invest time and talent. East Germany and Czechoslovakia now participate in the 'Match' and as other eastern European countries will soon follow suit the standard of racing looks set to rise markedly.

The highlight of the team's lead-up regattas occurred at the Amsterdam regatta on 11 July. The four, pair, sculler and reserve Jordi Martens combined for a one-off attempt at the feature eight-oared event on the programme. According to Mark Doyle the eight was "fantastic fun and relaxed the whole squad" - well it might; Australia won effortlessly, six lengths ahead of other crews. The US were second and Holland third.

At Vienna pride of place went to Victoria's David and Mark Doyle who won the gold medal in the coxless pairs event. In the final they led from the start -having 3 seconds in hand after 5OOm, 4 seconds at the 1000m mark and 5.5 seconds at the finish. Switzerland challenged fiercely during the third 5OOm, but no other crew looked like giving trouble.

The coxed four performed almost as well to gain the silver medal. In 1981, Australia came sixth in this event. The 1982 crew-Mike Nielsen (SA), David Rose (Qld), Ian Edmunds (Qld), Graham Edmonds (NSW) and Steve Annear (WA) cox - were beaten only by West Germany. The team's sculler Tony Lovrich (WA) came sixth.

Australia came fourth out of eighteen on aggregate points, after competing in only three events. Most countries entered representatives in all seven events.


Men's Single Scull

Final: 1st ITA 8:19.60, 2nd BEL 8:26.67, 3rd NED 8:30.42, 4th FRG 8:35.94, 5th DEN 8:42.75, 6th AUS 8:43.76

Men's Double Scull

Final: 1st ESP 7:22.56, 2nd FRA 7:28.67, 3rd AUT 7:34.19

Men's Quad Scull

Final: 1st FRG 6:44.59, 2nd FRA 6:47.76, 3rd NOR 6:48.05

Men's Coxless Pair

Final: 1st AUS 7:56.99, 2nd SUI 8:02.53, 3rd FRG 8:08.74, 4th NOR 8:10.67, 5th NED 8:13.20, 6th FRA 8:19.47

Men's Coxless Four

Final: 1st FRG 7:10.70, 2nd 7:16.15, 3rd ITA 7:21.01

Men's Coxed Four

Final: 1st FRG 7:14.90, 2nd AUS 7:18.88, 3rd FRA 7:19.28, 4th ITA 7:18.75, 5th BEL 7:36.76, 6th SUI 7:48.72

Men's Eight

Final: 1st DEN 6:31.69, 2nd FRG 6:37.92, 3rd FRA 6:41.0

men's coxless pair

Men's Coxless Pair

Str: David Doyle and bow Mark Doyle

Australian Team

Men's Single Scull - Sixth

Tony Lovrich (WA)
Cch: Reinhold Batschi (ACT)

Men's Coxless Pair – Gold

Bow: Mark Doyle (VIC)
Stroke: David Doyle (VIC)
Coach: Reinhold Batschi (AIS)

Men's Coxed Four – Silver

Bow: Graham Edmonds (NSW)
2: Ian Edmunds (QLD)
3: David Rose (QLD)
Str: Mike Nielsen (SA)
Cox: Steve Annear (WA)
Cch: Reinhold Batschi (ACT)
Emerg: Jordi Martin (NSW)

Manager: John Boultbee (NSW)


Women's Single Scull

Final: 1st DEN 4:31.15, 2nd NED 4:39.93, 3rd FRG 4:43.08

Women's Double Scull

Final: 1st NED 4:08.37, 2nd BEL 4:10.92, 3rd FRG 4:15.32

Women's Coxed Quad Scull

Final: 1st FRA 3:46.21, 2nd FRG 3:51.81, 3rd DEN 3:54.17

Women's Coxless Pair

Final: 1st NED 4:20.44, 2nd FRG 4:37.59

Women's Coxed Four

Final: 1st FRA 4:01.75, 2nd FRG 4:11.33

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