St. Catharines to host 2024 World Rowing Championships


Caileigh Filmer (Canadian Olympic Committee, with permission) (Rowing Canada Aviron)

St. Catharines, Ontario has been awarded the host city of the 2024 World Rowing Championships. In an announcement made on Monday, this will be the third time St. Catharines has hosted the World Rowing Championship and the fifth time the World Rowing Championships have been in Canada. St. Catharines previously hosted the World Rowing Championships in 1970 and 1999, while Montreal, Quebec hosted the World Rowing Championships in 1984 and 1992.

The 2024 World Rowing Championships will take place at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course. The bid from St. Catharines beat out a bid from Linz, Austria.

The 2019 World Rowing Championships took place in Ottensheim, Austria last week and wrapped up on Sunday. Team Canada came away with three medals. Two of the medals came in para rowing, and the other bronze medal came in women’s pairs as Caileigh Filmer of Victoria, British Columbia and Hillary Janssens of Surrey, British Columbia finished third. Kyle Fredrickson of Victoria, British Columbia and Andrew Todd of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia won gold in men’s para coxless pairs and Jeremy Hall of St. Paul, Alberta won silver in the men’s para single sculls.

The 2024 World Rowing Championships will come in the same year as the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Before that, there will be four more World Rowing Championships, The host cities are Bled, Slovenia (2020), Shanghai, China (2021), Racice, Czech Republic (2022) and Belgrade, Serbia (2023).

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