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row2k World Rower Rankings 2021
The Ranking: Women 11 to 15
September 13, 2021
Erik Dresser, row2k.com

Ling Zhang of CHN W4x

Following the conclusion of the 2020 Olympic Regatta in Tokyo, Japan, 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 athletes based off results at Olympic and World Championship regattas. View previous rankings here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016.

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 (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020) and the World Championships in between (2017-2019)
  • 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.

    #15 Ling Zhang - CHINA


    Age - 24
    2019 Ranking - NR
  • 2020 Olympics - Gold in the W4x
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in the W4x


    #14 Xiaotang Cui - CHINA


    Age - 26
    2019 Ranking - NR
  • 2020 Olympics - Gold in the W4x
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in the W4x

    Xiaotang Cui of CHN W4x
    Xiaotang Cui of CHN W4x


    #13 Yang Lyu - CHINA


    Age - 27
    2019 Ranking - NR
  • 2020 Olympics - Gold in the W4x
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in the W4x

    Yang Lyu of CHN W4x
    Yang Lyu of CHN W4x


    #12 Jessica Morrison - AUSTRALIA


    Age - 29
    2019 Ranking - NR
  • 2020 Olympics - Gold in the W4-
  • 2019 World Championships - Silver in the W4- and W2-

    Jessica Morrison of AUS W4- and W2-
    Jessica Morrison of AUS W4- and W2-


    #11 Lisa Roman - CANADA


    Age - 31
    2019 Ranking - NR
  • 2020 Olympics - Gold in the W8+
  • 2018 World Championships - Silver in the W8+
  • 2017 World Championships - Silver in the W8+

    Lisa Roman of CAN W8+
    Lisa Roman of CAN W8+


    Check back next week for rowers ranked 6 to 10.

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