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1996 World Junior Championships—
Strathclyde Scotland

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Of the seven junior crews, five made the finals and four won medals. This was a pleasing change from the disaster in Poland in 1995 with the food poisoning denying so many opportunities to Australian junior rowers. The selection process included an appeal against the non-selection of the men's junior coxless four. The crew was subsequently selected, won silver and was only a whisker off a gold medal. This year both extensive trials and the Trans Tasman Junior Series were used to select the team.

Results - Men

Men's Junior Single Scull

E1: 1st HUN, 2nd UKR, 3rd CRO, 4th ITA, 5th URU, 6th ISR
E2; 1st RUS, 2nd BLR, 3rd SLO, 4th NED, 5th CAN, 6th GEO
E3: 1st GRE, 2nd AUS, 3rd EST, 4th AUT, 5th LAT, 6th USA
E4: 1st GER, 2nd BEL, 3rd MEX, 4th BRA, 5th JPN
R1: 1st BEL, 2nd EST, 3rd NED, 4th URU
R2: 1st AUS, 2nd SLO, 3rd USA, 4th ITA, 5th JPN
R3: 1st BLR, 2nd LAT, 3rd CRO, 4th BRA, 5th GEO
R4: 1st UKR, 2nd AUT, 3rd CAN, 4th MEX, 5th ISR
SF1: 1 st BEL, 2 nd UKR, 3 rd RUS, 4 th HUN, 5th EST, 6th SLO
SF2: 1st GRE, 2nd BEL, 3rd AUS, 4th GER, 5th AUT, 6th LAT
Final D: 19th ITA, 20th BRA, 21st ISR, 22nd JPN, 23rd GEO
Final C: 13th USA, 14th NED, 15th CAN, 16th MEX, 17th URU, 18th CRO
Final B: 7th GER, 8th HUN, 9th EST, 10th AUT, 11th SLO, 12th LAT
Final: 1st AUS 7:23.45, 2nd BLR 7:24.24, 3rd GRE 7:25.90, 4th UKR 7:31.17, 5th RUS 7:38.29, 6th BEL 7:42.21

Reside had suffered food poisoning at 1995 Championships, Ross River fever early in 1996 and had a sensitive back. He probably should not have made it to the Championships with that history.

With astute coaching and adherence to race plans, he made the final. His comments on the race quoted in Australian Rowing were: When I got to the 1000 metres, I had a full tank. I decided on a progressive build up – Nick [Garrett] said I was rating 29 strokes per minute – it felt higher. The boat was singing over the flat water – I put on more power. Reside hit the lead at the 15000 metre mark and despite a strong challenge by the Belarus sculler, finished in front by 0.79 second with the fancied Greek sculler Lekkos in third place.

Men's Junior Double Scull

E1; 1st YUG, 2nd GRE, 3rd BLR, 4th JPN, 5th TKM
E2: 1st SUI, 2nd NED, 3rd GER, 4th GBR, 5th EST
E3: 1st AUS, 2nd ESP, 3rd SVK, 4th DEN, 5th RSA
E4: 1st SWE, 2nd AUT, 3rd CRO, 4th UKR, 5th BEL
E5: 1st SLO, 2nd ITA, 3rd POL, 4th ISR, 5th LTU
E6: 1st USA , 2nd FRA, 3rd NOR, 4th RUS
R1: 1st POL, 2nd FRA, 3rd UKR, 4th RSA
R2: 1st ITA, 2nd CRO, 3rd EST, 4th DEN
R3: 1st GBR, 2nd AUT, 3rd SVK, 4th TKM
R4: 1st GER, 2nd ESP, 3rd JPN
R5: 1st NED, 2nd RUS, 3rd BLR, 4th LTU
R6: 1st GRE, 2nd NOR, 3rd BEL, 4th ISR
SF1: 1st SUI, 2nd AUS, 3rd NED, 4th FRA, 5th NOR
SF2: 1st SLO, 2nd SWE, 3rd CRO, 4th AUT, 5th GRE
SF3: 1st ESP, 2nd YUG, 3rd USA , 4th ITA, 5th RUS
Final E: 25th UKR, 26th ISR, 27th TKM, 28th LTU, 29th RSA
Final D: 19th BLR, 20th JPN, 21st SVK, 22nd DEN, 23rd BEL, 24th EST
Final C: 13th AUT, 14th GRE, 15th FRA, 16th ITA, 17th NOR, 18th RUS
Final B: 7th NED, 8th GER, 9th CRO, 10th USA, 11th GBR, 12th POL
Final: 1st AUS 6:38.44, 2nd YUG 6:38.62, 3rd SUI 6:43.13, 4th ESP 6:43.69, 5th SWE 6:46.61, 6th SLO 6:53.61

The Australian double were in fifth place at the 500 metres and then pushed through to lead by the half way mark. They maintained constant pace in the third 500 metres and held off a determined Yugoslav crew to win by 0.18 second.

Men's Junior Quad Scull

Final D: 19th UKR, 20th AUT, 21st RSA, LAT did not start
Final C: 13th POR, 14th TUR, 15th YUG, 16th GRE, 17th POL, 18th RUS
Final B: 7th GER, 8th GBR, 9th HUN, 10th CZE, 11th CRO, 12th ESP
Final: 1st DEN 6:09.21, 2nd FRA 6:10.17, 3rd ITA 6:11.92, 4th NOR 6:13.20, 5th NED 6:16.77, 6th SLO 6:19.76

Men's Junior Coxless Pair

E1: 1st FRA, 2nd AUS, 3rd ITA, 4th BLR, 5th RUS, 6th ESP
E2; 1st GER, 2nd CAN, 3rd SLO, 4th RSA, 5th GBR, 6th SUI
E3: 1st CRO, 2nd BUL, 3rd NED, 4th BEL, 5th LTU
R1: 1st CAN, 2nd ITA, 3rd BEL, 4th ESP, 5th GBR
R2: 1st AUS, 2nd NED, 3rd RSA, 4th RUS
R3: 1st SLO, 2nd BUL, 3rd BLR, 4th LTU, 5th SUI
SF1: 1st GER, 2nd SLO, 3rd FRA, 4th ITA, 5th BLR, 6th NED
SF2: 1st CAN, 2nd AUS, 3rd CRO, 4th BUL, 5th RSA, 6th BEL
Final C: 13th GBR, 14th RUS, 15th ESP, 16th SUI, 17th LTU
Final B: 7th ITA, 8th BLR. 9th BUL, 10th BE, 11th NED, 12th RSA
Final: 1st CAN 6:55.92 (David Calder & Keith White), 2nd GER 6:59.96, 3rd SLO 7:02.52, 4th FRA 7:03.74, 5th CRO 7:07.01, 6th AUS 7:09.86

The Australians were unable to keep with the pace set by the Canadians who were also pursued by a determined German crew.

Men's Junior Coxed Pair

Final B: 7 th SVK, 8 th POL
Final: 1 st RUS 7:09.63, 2 nd ITA 7:14.39, 3 rd GER 7:17.08, 4 th GRE 7:21.39, 5 th GBR 7:25.11, 6 th CRO 7:25.13

Men's Junior Coxless Four

E1: 1st SLO, 2nd POL, 3rd CZE, 4th UKR, 5th NZL
E2: 1st ITA, 2nd GER, 3rd GBR, 4th AUS, 5th DEN
E3: 1st FRA, 2nd CRO, 3rd ESP, 4th YUG
R: 1st AUS, 2nd UKR, 3rd YUG, 4th DEN, 5th NZL
SF1: 1st SLO, 2nd ITA, 3rd GBR, 4th CZE, 5th CRO, 6th YUG
SF2: 1st AUS, 2nd GER, 3rd FRA, 4th POL, 5th UKR, 6th ESP
Final C: 13th DEN, 14th NZL
Final B: 7th CRO, 8th CZE, 9th POL, 10th UKR, 11th ESP 12th YUG
Final: 1st SLO 6:36.35 (Peter Mizerit, Andrej Hrabar, Klemen Gersak & Tine Grden), 2nd AUS 6:36.38, 3rd GER 6:37.99, 4th ITA 6:38.15, 5th GBR 6:38.60, 6th FRA 6:40.95

The Australian crew found themselves in sixth place with 500 metres to go and some 5 seconds behind the leaders. They had to make the last 500 metres exceptional and they did – a 1:34 for the last 500 metres, some 4 seconds faster than any other crew. The three man Leigh Chapman was quoted in Australian Rowing as saying: "We had practised our finish and at 500m to go, Neil called for more power. It was amazing – the boat surged and our rhythm under pressure was unreal." The crew missed out on gold by 0.03 second.

Men's Junior Coxed Four


E1: 1st POL, 2nd SLO, 3rd CRO, 4th RSA, 5th YUG
E2: 1st ITA, 2nd GER, 3rd AUS, 4th RUS, 5th GBR
E3: 1st ROM, 2Nd FRA, 3rd ESP, 4th UKR, 5th USA
R: 1st RUS, 2nd RSA, 3rd UKR, 4th YUG, 5th GBR, 6th USA
SF1: 1st ROM, 2nd POL, 3rd GER, 4th RSA, 5th ESP, 6th CRO
SF2: 1st FRA, 2nd RUS, 3rd ITA, 4th AUS, 5th SLO, 6th UKR
Final C: 13th YUG, 14th USA , 15th GBR
Final B: 7th AUS, 8th ESP, 9th SLO, 10th RSA, 11th UKR, 12th CRO
Final: 1st ROM 6:26.33 (Cristian Claudiu Albu, Florin Sorocan, Cosmin Bidireanu, Daniel Udeanu, Marin Dorin Mitroi), 2nd FRA 6:28.04, 3rd POL 6:31.17, 4th ITA 6:34.58, 5th GER 6:36.74, 6th RUS 6:36.74

The Australians raced a good race TO WIN THE b FINAL after the disappointment of missing out on the A final. They started slowly and had to row through the field to win. The Spanish crew also had a spirited race and fought hard against the Australians.

Men's Junior Eight

Final B: 7th DEN, 8th SUI
Final: 1st ROM 5:54.63, 2nd GER 5:56.90, 3rd GBR 6:02.85, 4th USA 6:03.35, 5th RUS 6:05.62, 6th CZE 6:09.66

Australian Team

Men's Junior Single Scull – Gold

  • Stuart Reside (WA)
  • Cch: Nick Garrett (WA)

Men's Junior Double Scull – Gold

  • Bow: Jonathan Fievez (WA)
  • Str: Timothy Perkins (WA)
  • Cch: Nick Garrett (WA)

Men's Junior Pair – Sixth

  • Bow: Brian Milanovic (QLD)
  • Str: Jeremy Lawrence (QLD)
  • Cch: John Bowes (QLD)

Men's Junior Coxless Four – Silver

  • Bow: Paul Bastiaans (SA)
  • 2: Neil Lapworth (SA)
  • 3: Leigh Chapman (SA)
  • Str: Aiden Burrell (SA)
  • Cch: Barnaby Eaton (SA)

Men's Junior Coxed Four – Seventh

  • Bow: James Bezer (NSW)
  • 2: Michael Irvine (NSW)
  • 3: Nicholas Souter (NSW)
  • Str: Stephen Stewart (NSW)
  • Cox: Oliver Pennington (NSW)
  • Cch: Michael Doyle (NSW)

Women's Junior Double Scull – Ninth

  • Bow: Meghann Russell (NSW)
  • Str: Leigh Johanson (NSW)
  • Cch: Lindsay Callaghan (NSW)

Women's Junior Pair – Bronze

  • Bow: Shea Crumlin (NSW)
  • Str: Kristina Larsen (NSW)
  • Cch: Debbie Fox (NSW)

Manager: Peter Huggett (QLD)
Doctor: Dr Stephen Hinchy (QLD)
Selectors: David Yates (VIC) & Graeme Jones (NSW)

Results - Women

Women's Junior Single Scull

Final C:13 th CRO, 14th DEN, 15th FIN, 16th JPN
Final B: 7th CZE, 8th SUI, 9th GRE, 10th HUN, 11th EST, 12th LTU
Final: 1st SLO 8:24.51 (Romina Stefancic), 2nd GER 8:32.17, 3rd RUS 8:32.94, 4th LAT 8:33.29, 5th SWE 8:41.04, 6th ITA 9:01.56

Women's Junior Double Scull

E1: 1st ITA, 2nd AUT, 3rd POL, 4th NZL, 5th SWE
E2: 1st GER, 2nd AUS, 3rd CHN, 4th BEL, 5th LAT
E3: 1st FRA, 2nd GRE, 3rd NED, 4th GBR
R: 1st NZL, 2nd LAT, 3rd GBR, 4th BEL, 5th SWE
SF1: 1st POL, 2nd ITA, 3rd FRA, 4th AUS, 5th NED, 6th LAT
SF2: 1st AUT, 2nd GER, 3rd CHN, 4th GRE, 5th NZL, 6th GBR
Final C: 13th BEL, 14th SWE
Final B: 7th NZL 7:27.63, 8th GRE 7:31.62, 9th AUS 7:39.90, 10th NED 7:39.90, 11th GBR 7:51.10, 12th LAT 7:53.46
Final: 1st POL 7:21.13 (Izabela Wojtaszyk & Katarzyna Weinrauder), 2nd AUT 7:25.47, 3rd GER 7:26 32, 4th CHN 7:28.65, 5th ITA 7:29.30, 6th FRA 7:29.45

The Australian double suffered in the gusty conditions in the semi final and so had to suffice with a petite final

Women's Junior Quad Scull

Final B: 7th ESP, 8th BLR, 9th JPN, 10th SWE, 11th AUT, 12th SVK
Final: 1st NED 6:44.32, 2nd GER 6:47.34, 3rd SUI 6:49.50, 4th GBR 6:53.84, 5th UKR 6:54.42, 6th RUS 7:05.21

Women's Junior Pair

E1: 1st RUS, 2nd CHN, 3rd ITA, 4th GBR, 5th AUS
E2: 1st GER, 2nd USA , 3rd LTU, 4th DEN
R1: 1st CHN, 2nd GBR, 3rd LTU
R2: 1st AUS, 2nd USA , 3rd Den, 4th ITA
Final B: 7th ITA, 8th LTU, 9th DEN
Final: 1st GER 7:42.84 (Elke Hipler & Anna Coenen), 2nd RUS 7:46.54, 3rd AUS 7:52.75, 4th CHN 7:52.84, 5th USA 8:03.74, 6th GBR 8:08.81

The Australians struggled through the elimination rounds but performed brilliantly in the final to take bronze. In the final they started slowly being 4.5 seconds behind the leader at the 500 metre mark and last. They then progressively moved through the field but were still in fourth place with 500 metres to go. It was a desperate race to the finish line and they were able to pass the tiring Chinese crew to take bronze by only 0.09 seconds.

Women's Junior Four

Final B: 7th USA , 8th POL, 9th CAN
Final: 1st GER 7:10.08, 2nd ROM 7:11.41, 3rd NZL 7:14.67, 4th RUS 7:16.17, 5th BUL 7:17.15, 6th GBR 7:26.86

Women's Junior Eight

Final: 1st GER 6:38.90, 2nd ROM 6:46.10, 3rd DEN 6:51.29, 4th USA 6:59.02, 5th CZE 6:59.52, 6th UKR 7:11,86

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