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row2k World Rower Rankings 2021
The Ranking: Pararowers 1 to 5
September 27, 2021
Erik Dresser, row2k.com

Birgit Skarstein of Norway

Following the conclusion of the 2020 Paralympic Regatta in Tokyo, Japan, here are row2k's new rankings for the top 5 pararowers in the world. This is an objective ranking of athletes based off results at Paralympic and World Championship regattas. View previous rankings here: 2019, 2018, 2017.

METHODOLOGY

  • Athlete must have medalled at the most recent World/Paralympic Regatta to be eligible
  • Points are scored for medalling at a 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 (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020) and the World Championships in between (2017-2019)
  • 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 - 32
    2019 Ranking - 5
  • 2020 Paralympics - Gold in PR1 W1x
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in PR1 W1x
  • 2018 World Championships - Gold in PR1 W1x
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in PR1 W1x


    #4 Lauren Rowles - GREAT BRITAIN


    Age - 23
    2019 Ranking - NR
  • 2020 Paralympics - Gold in the PR2 Mix2x
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in the PR2 Mix2x
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in the TAMix2x

    Lauren Rowles of Great Britain
    Lauren Rowles of Great Britain


    #3 Laurence Whiteley - GREAT BRITAIN


    Age - 30
    2019 Ranking - NR
  • 2020 Paralympics - Gold in the PR2 Mix2x
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in the PR2 Mix2x
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in the TAMix2x

    Laurence Whiteley of Great Britain
    Laurence Whiteley of Great Britain


    #2 James Fox - GREAT BRITAIN


    Age - 29
    2019 Ranking - 2
  • 2020 Paralympics - Gold in the PR3 Mix4+
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in the PR3 Mix4+
  • 2017 World Championships - Gold in the PR3 Mix4+
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in the LTAMix4+

    James Fox of Great Britain
    James Fox of Great Britain


    #1 Roman Polianskyi - UKRAINE


    Age - 35
    2019 Ranking - 4
  • 2020 Paralympics - Gold in the PR1 M1x
  • 2019 World Championships - Gold in the PR1 M1x
  • 2018 World Championships - Silver in the PR1 M1x
  • 2017 World Championships - Silver in the PR1 M1x
  • 2016 Paralympics - Gold in the ASM1x

    Roman Polianskyi of Ukraine
    Roman Polianskyi of Ukraine

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