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row2k World Rower Rankings 2017
The Ranking: Pararowers 1 to 5
November 7, 2017
Erik Dresser, row2k.com

#5 Danielle Hansen (stroke), Zachary Burns (3), and Jaclyn Smith (bow) of United States

Following the conclusion of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida, here is row2k's first rankings for the top 5 para rowers in the world. This is an objective ranking of based off results at Paralympic and World Championship regattas.

METHODOLOGY

  • Athlete must have medalled at the most recent World/Paralympic Regatta to be eligible
  • Points are scored for medalling at an Paralympic 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 Paralympics and the World Championships in between
  • Each regatta has a multiplier value. 3x for most recent Paralympics, 2x for the Paralympics prior to that, 1x for the World Championship
  • Tie breaker is head to head total number of medals by priority: Paralympic gold > silver > bronze, World championship gold > silver > bronze, World Cup gold > silver > bronze. The tie breaker includes all medals won in athletes career.

    TIED #5 Zachary Burns, Danielle Hansen, Jaclyn Smith - UNITED STATES


    Age - 20, 24, 24
  • 2017 World Championships - Silver in PR3 Mix4+
  • 2016 Paralympics - Silver in LTAMix4+
  • 2015 World Championships - Silver in LTAMix4+
  • 2014 World Championships - Silver in LTAMix4+


    #4 Roman Polianskyi - UKRAINE


    Age - 28
  • 2017 World Championships - Silver in PR1 M1x
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in ASM1x

    #4 Roman Polianskyi of Ukraine


    #3 Grace Clough - GREAT BRITAIN


    Age - 26
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in PR3 Mix 4+
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2015 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+

    #3 Grace Clough of Great Britain


    #2 Erik Horrie - AUSTRALIA


    Age - 38
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in PR1 M1x
  • 2016 Paralympics - Silver in ASM1x
  • 2015 World Championships - Gold in ASM1x
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in ASM1x
  • 2013 World Championships - Gold in ASM1x
  • 2012 Paralympics - Silver in ASM1x

    #2 Erik Horrie of Australia


    #1 James Fox - GREAT BRITAIN


    Age - 25
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in PR3 Mix 4+
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2015 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2013 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+

    #1 James Fox of Great Britain


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