Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020

Olympics

TOKYO, JAPAN
Sea Forest Waterway

Due to COVID-19, the Olympics have been postponed to July 23 to August 8, 2021.

*Indicates events Canada has qualified for

Women’s Single Sculls (W1x)* Men’s Single Sculls (M1x)
Women’s Pair (W2-)* Men’s Pair (M2-)*
Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)* Men’s Double Sculls (M2x)
Women’s Four (W4-)* Men’s Four (M4-)
Women’s Quadruple Sculls (W4x) Men’s Quadruple Sculls (M4x)
Women’s Eight (W8+)* Men’s Eight (M8+)
Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls (LW2x) Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls (LM2x)

 

Paralympics

TOKYO, JAPAN
Sea Forest Waterway

Due to COVID-19, the Paralympics have been postponed to August 24 to September 5, 2021.

*Indicates events Canada has qualified for

PR1 Men’s Single Sculls (PR1 M1x) PR1 Women’s Single Sculls (PR1 W1x)
PR2 Mixed Double Sculls (PR2 Mix2x) PR3 Mixed Coxed Four (PR3 Mix4+)

 

OFFICIAL TOKYO 2020 WEBSITE

About rowing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Rowing at the Olympics and the Paralympics  

Men’s rowing made its debut at the Olympic Games in 1900 and at the Paralympic Games in 2008Women’s events were first included in the Olympic Games in 1976 and lightweight events in 1996. 

All events are raced over a distance of 2000m.   

Canada has nine gold, 17 silver and 15 bronze Olympic rowing medals (41 total) and one bronze Paralympic rowing medal.  

Tokyo 1964 Olympics and Paralympics 

The last time the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games was hosted in Japan was in 1964. There were seven Olympic men’s rowing events contested (single sculls, double sculls, pair, coxed pair, four, coxed four, eight). Rowing was not yet part of the Paralympic program in 1964.  

Canada’s Roger Jackson and George Hungerford won Canada’s only gold medal of the 1964 Olympics in the pair, finishing ahead of the Netherlands and the United Team of Germany.  

Canadian boats qualified

Olympics  

Boat

Qualification Event

Women’s Single Sculls (W1x)

2019 World Championships

Women’s Pair (W2-)

2019 World Championships

Women’s Double Sculls (W2x)

2019 World Championships

Women’s Four (W4-)

2019 World Championships

Women’s Eight (W8+)

2019 World Championships

Men’s Pair (M2-)

2019 World Championships

 

Quota places available at the 2019 World Rowing Championships are allocated to boats, not to specific athletes/crews. Countries can enter different athletes to compete in these boats in Tokyo. 

*Each country can qualify a maximum of 1 boat per each of the 14 Olympic events (maximum 24 men and maximum 24 women). This number includes coxswains, a position that is open gender. A men’s boat can be coxed by a woman or a man and a women’s boat can be coxed by a woman or a man. 

 

Upcoming qualification opportunities

Olympics

Due to COVID-19, the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta has been cancelled. Information regarding new qualification opportunities for Tokyo 2020 will be posted as soon as it is made available.

FISA Olympic Qualification System 

Paralympics

Due to COVID-19, the Americas Continental Paralympic Qualification Regatta and Final Paralympic Qualification Regatta have been cancelled. Information regarding new qualification opportunities for Tokyo 2020 will be posted as soon as it is made available.

FISA Paralympic Qualification System 

 

Athlete selection

Dates 

Olympic and Paralympic Selection Camp (National Training Centre, Victoria, BC): October 7, 2019 to March 28, 2020 

Olympic and Paralympic Crew Announcement: TBD 

Final Olympic Team Confirmation: TBD 

Documents 

2020 Olympic Team Selection Guidelines 

2020 Paralympic Team Selection Guidelines