Following the conclusion of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida, here is row2k's new rankings for the top 15 men's and women's rowers in the world. This is an objective ranking of based off results at Olympic and World Championship regattas. See rowers ranked 15 to 11 here.
View the 2016 rankings here.
METHODOLOGY Athlete must have medalled at the most recent World/Olympic Regatta to be eligible Points are scored for medalling at an Olympic or Senior World Championship Regatta 5 points for gold, 3 points for silver, 2 points for bronze Scoring regattas go back to include the two most recent Olympics and the World Championships in between Each regatta has a multiplier value. 3x for most recent Olympics, 2x for the Olympics prior to that, 1x for Olympic class event at World Championship, 0.5x for non-Olympic class event at World Championship Tie breaker is head to head total number of medals by priority: Olympic gold > silver > bronze, World championship gold > silver > bronze, World Cup gold > silver > bronze. The tie breaker includes all medals won in athletes career.
#10 Laura Oprea - ROMANIA
Age - 23 2017 World Championships - Gold in W8+ 2016 Olympics - Bronze in W8+
#9 Mihaela Petrila - ROMANIA
Age - 26 2017 World Championships - Gold in W8+ 2016 Olympics - Bronze in W8+
#7 Mihaela Petrila (center) of Romania
#8 Adelina Bogus - ROMANIA
Age - 29 2017 World Championships - Gold in W8+ 2016 Olympics - Bronze in W8+
#8 Adelina Bogus of Romania
#7 Victoria Thornley - Great Britain
Age - 29 2017 World Championships - Silver in W1x 2016 Olympics - Silver in W2x
#7 Victoria Thornley of Great Britain
#6 Christine Roper - CANADA
Age - 27 2017 World Championships - Silver in W8+ 2015 World Championships - Bronze in W8+ 2014 World Championships - Silver in W8+ 2013 World Championships - Bronze in W8+, Silver in W4-
#6 Christine Roper of Canada
Check out rowers ranked 1 to 5 here.