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

#5 Ilse Paulis of The Netherlands

Following the conclusion of the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, here are 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. View previous rankings here: 2018, 2017, 2016.

View this year's women:
-Ranked 11 to 15
-Ranked 6 to 10

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 (London 2012 and Rio 2016) and the World Championships in between (2013-2019)
  • 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.

    #5 Ilse Paulis - THE NETHERLANDS


    Age - 26
    Last Year - #3
  • 2019 World Championships - Silver in LW2x
  • 2018 World Championships - Bronze in LW2x
  • 2016 Olympics - Gold in LW2x
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in LW4x


    #4 Kerri Gowler - NEW ZEALAND


    Age - 25
    Last Year - #6
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in W2- and Gold in W8+
  • 2018 World Championships - Silver in W2-
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in W2-
  • 2015 World Championships - Silver in W2- and Silver in W8+
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in W4-

    #4 Kerri Gowler of New Zealand
    #4 Kerri Gowler of New Zealand


    #3 Grace Prendergast - NEW ZEALAND


    Age - 27
    Last Year - #5
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in W2- and Gold in W8+
  • 2018 World Championships - Silver in W2-
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in W2-
  • 2015 World Championships - Silver in W2- and Silver in W8+
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in W4-

    #3 Grace Prendergast of New Zealand
    #3 Grace Prendergast of New Zealand


    #2 Emily Regan - UNITED STATES


    Age - 31
    Last Year - #1
  • 2019 World Championships - Bronze in W8+
  • 2018 World Championships - Gold in W8+
  • 2016 Olympics - Gold in W8+
  • 2015 World Championships - Gold in W8+
  • 2014 World Championships - Silver in W4-
  • 2013 World Championships - Gold in W8+

    #2 Emily Regan of the United States
    #2 Emily Regan of the United States


    #1 Meghan Musnicki - UNITED STATES


    Age - 36
    Last Year - NR
  • 2019 World Championships - Bronze in W8+
  • 2016 Olympics - Gold in W8+
  • 2015 World Championships - Gold in W8+
  • 2014 World Championships - Gold in W8+
  • 2013 World Championships - Gold in W8+
  • 2012 Olympics - Gold in W8+

    #1 Meghan Musnicki
    #1 Meghan Musnicki


  • Comments

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    jjpoud
    10/02/2019  12:23:50 PM
    1 people like this
    How can you get gold in the 2- and the 8+ and not be #1? You are only as good as your last race and these two women are really good! Then again, this ranking system is taken from other sports and applied to rowing where it really doesn't work.



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