World Rowing Awards: Schweizer Leichtgewichts-Vierer und Ian Wright sind nominiert

  World Rowing Awards: Schweizer Leichtgewichts-Vierer und Ian Wright sind nominiert

Der Int. Ruderverband FISA hat die Finalisten für die diesjährigen World Rowing Awards bekanntgegeben. Sowohl der leichte Vierer-ohne mit Mario Gyr, Simon Niepmann, Simon Schürch und Lucas Tramèr, der an der WM in Aiguebelette Weltmeister wurde, sowie der SRV-Headcoach Olympiaprojekte Ian Wright sind erfreulicherweise unter den Nominierten.

Die Finalisten der World Rowing Awards haben in der Rudersaison 2015 herausragende Leistungen erbracht. Die World Rowing Awards werden in fünf Kategorien vergeben: beste Mannschaft bei den Männern, beste Mannschaft bei den Frauen, beste Mannschaft im Para-Rowing, bester Trainer/beste Trainerin und spezielle Auszeichnung für das Lebenswerk im Rudersport. 

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Nominiert sind: 

Finalisten 2015 für den World Rowing Award "beste Mannschaft Männer"

  •  Jeremie Azou & Stany Delayre, Lightweight men's double sculls (France) - After finishing fourth at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Azou and Delayre have been building their boat speed and they not only became World Champions for the first time at the senior level, but they were unbeaten this season.
  • Mario Gyr, Simon Niepmann, Simon Schuerch & Lucas Tramer, Lightweight men's four (Switzerland) - This crew came back together after racing in smaller boats for the last couple of seasons. They reunited to become the European and World Champions.
  • Martin & Valent Sinkovic, Men's double sculls (Croatia) - Unbeaten since they joined up in the double in 2014, the Sinkovic brothers came back from Valent’s early season injury to dominate the double

Finalistinnen 2015 für den World Rowing Award "beste Mannschaft Frauen"

  • Katelin Snyder, Heidi Robbins, Tessa Gobbo, Kerry Simmonds, Emily Regan, Lauren Schmetterling, Amanda Polk, Meghan Musnicki, Victoria Opitz, Women's eight (United States) - World Champions for 2015 and the crew that earned a record tenth straight win for the US women's eight.
  • Kim Crow, Women's single sculls (Australia) - Unbeaten this season, Crow dominated in all of her races and finished the season as the World Champion.
  • Heather Stanning, Helen Glover, Women's pair (Great Britain) - They completed an unbeaten season which included becoming European and World Champions and holding their 2014 World Best Time.

Finalisten 2015 für den World Rowing Award "Trainer des Jahres"

  • Alexis Besancon (France) - Coach of French lightweight rowing since 2008, Besancon coached the lightweight men's double sculls to World Championship gold this year.
  • Nikola Bralic (Croatia) - Coach of the Sinkovic brothers who have gone unbeaten for the last three years as quad and double scullers.
  • Ian Wright (Switzerland) - Head coach for Switzerland helping to bring the lightweight men's four to World Champion status.

Finalisten 2015 für den World Rowing Award "Lebenswerk im Rudersport"

  • John Boultbee (Australia) - Secretary General of FISA from 1989-1995 and has also served as chair of FISA’s competitive rowing commission as well as a member of the FISA council and executive committee.
  • Klaus Filter (Germany) - A master boat builder who revolutionised boat building. Also served as a FISA commission chair and on the FISA council.
  • Borge Kaas-Andersen (Denmark) - Rower, coach and international umpire, Kaas-Andersen has also been president of the Danish National Rowing Federation and the umpiring commission chair, a member of the FISA Council and sat on the FISA executive committee.
  • Magdalena Sarbachova (Czech Republic) - A successful rower, Sarbachova went on to be a FISA commission chair and Council member as well as professionally engaged with Czech rowing for many years.

Die diesjährigen Gewinner werden von der FISA am 20. November 2015 bekanntgegeben. Die Preisübergabe findet anlässlich eines Gala-Dinners im Rahmen der diesjährigen FISA-Trainerkonferenz in Sarasota (Florida) am 21. November 2015 statt. 

Der Schweizerische Ruderverband gratuliert Ian Wright, Mario Gyr, Simon Niepmann, Simon Schürch und Lucas Tramèr für die ehrenvolle Nominationen sehr herzlich.