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row2k World Rower Rankings 2019
The Ranking: Pararowers 1 to 5
September 30, 2019
Erik Dresser, row2k.com

#5 Birgit Skarstein of Norway

Following the conclusion of the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, here are row2k's 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. View previous rankings here: 2018, and 2017.

METHODOLOGY

  • Athlete must have medalled in a Paralympic event 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 (London 2012 and Rio 2016) and the World Championships in between (2013-2019)
  • Each regatta has a multiplier value. 3x for most recent Paralympics, 2x for the Paralympics prior to that, 1x for Paralympic class event at World Championship, 0.5x for non-Paralympic class event at 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.

    #5 Birgit Skarstein - NORWAY


    Age - 30
    Last Year - NR
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in PR1 W1x
  • 2018 World Championships - Gold in PR1 W1x
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in PR1 W1x
  • 2015 World Championships - Bronze in ASW1x
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in ASW1x
  • 2013 World Championships - Silver in ASW1x


    #4 Roman Polianskyi - UKRAINE


    Age - 33
    Last Year - NR
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in PR1 M1x
  • 2018 World Championships - Silver in PR1 M1x
  • 2017 World Championships - Silver in PR1 M1x
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in ASM1x

    #4 Roman Polianskyi of Ukraine
    #4 Roman Polianskyi of Ukraine


    #3 Danielle Hansen - UNITED STATES


    Age - 25
    Last Year - #3
  • 2019 World Championships - Silver in PR3 Mix4+
  • 2018 World Championships - Gold in PR3 W2- and Silver in PR3 Mix4+
  • 2017 World Championships - Silver in PR3 Mix4+
  • 2016 Paralympics - Silver in LTAMix4+
  • 2015 World Championships - Silver in LTAMix4+
  • 2014 World Championships - Silver in LTAMix4+

    #3 Danielle Hansen of the United States
    #3 Danielle Hansen of the United States


    #2 James Fox - GREAT BRITAIN


    Age - 27
    Last Year - NR
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in PR3 Mix4+
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in PR3 Mix4+
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2015 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+
  • 2013 World Championships - Gold in LTAMix4+

    #2 James Fox of Great Britain
    #2 James Fox of Great Britain


    #1 Erik Horrie - AUSTRALIA


    Age - 39
    Last Year - #1
  • 2019 World Championships - Bronze in PR1 M1x
  • 2018 World Championships - Gold in PR1 M1x
  • 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

    #1 Erik Horrie of Australia
    #1 Erik Horrie of Australia


  • Comments

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    billengeman
    10/06/2019  10:20:17 AM
    Birgit: Your old, old friend from Chungju is so proud of all you have done since 2013. I was just reminding the photographer who took our picture then of the day "A beautiful girl rolled by"and we learned a lot about strength. Good luck on Tokyo and the rest of your life. You sure have the strength. Bill



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