Simple is the life creed of Jan Knejp, originally from Prague, former rower at the Czech Rowing Club and an expert in water works, who in 1969 left for Sweden. There was a Czech wedding with the Czech nurse Ludmila, starting a family, work in his profession and long-term involvement in Swedish rowing. In Račice he is a team manager of the Swedes. And on Sunday just before the noon he celebrated gold medal thanks to "his" women’s lightweight scull with Emma Fredh!
Still without medals will be Saturday's rowing program at the 2017 World Championships. But everyone is looking forward to that moment, closer it is when they find new owners. Seventeen sets of Swiss-made FISA International Rowing Federation medals will be decided in Račice tomorrow, and the special edition will go to the best ladies of the women's four without a coxswain. Who will take them home? We've had a chance to see them even before the rowers, and they look like this!
After a long 56 years, the European Rowing Championship went to the Czech Republic. And the very first day there was plenty to watch. Directly on the rowing channel, but also outside of it. Czech fans delighted with the Sovereign Ondřej Synek with his sovereign progress to the semifinals. But we could also look behind the scenes at the upcoming battles for European precious details. See also...
Just a minor nervousness - but not so much from the home scene, as if for his first serious start - Ondřej Synek shook off very quickly. In his preliminary heat he safely won in the start-finish style, advanced to the semi-finals on Saturday and left no doubt that he wanted to attack the European medals in Račice.
The parade of 34 nations on the shore of the glamorous Labe Arena in Račice has
officially launched the 2017 European Rowing Championship. See Ondřej Kroutil’s