World Rowing Indoor Championships: What to expect from the competition

The WRICH will be an entirely virtual competition this year, with individuals taking part from over 60 countries across the globe

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This week sees the return of the World Rowing Indoor Championships, which will be held as a fully virtual competition on 25-26 February.

The change of circumstances has done little to deter entries for the pinnacle event of international indoor rowing –  World Rowing has received entrants from 66 countries from across the globe, with athletes qualifying through 19 sanctioned events.

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Recap: Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships 2021


Representing Great Britain are an incredible 73 entrants, with a particularly large portion of masters entering the competition. Among them are Phil Clapp (World Champion in the Men’s 500m from the last two years) and Jade Lally, who previously represented Team GB at the Rio Olympics in discus and competed at the British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC) last December. BRIC saw Jade achieve a new 1 minute British Record of 355 metres in her age category, so we’re excited to see what she’ll bring to indoor rowing in 2022.

Other previous BRIC competitors taking part in WRICH include 93-year-old Val Coleman, World and British Record holder for the Women’s 90-94 2000m HWT record of 12.53.9 and British Record holder for the Women’s HWT 90-94 500m in 3.00.0.

Alan Bell, 95, will also be taking part – you can find his and Val’s BRIC journey here. We’re delighted to see all of these athletes representing Great Britain in the competition.

Make sure that you keep an eye on our website for our review after the event!

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