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Race data analysis of the U19 and U23 World Rowing Championships

Variable weather conditions throughout the U19 and U23 World Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy (even within a single day) makes it difficult to compare the absolute rowing speeds across different categories. The average winners’ speed in 12 comparable Olympic boat types (except lightweights) was slower for the U23s in Saturday’s finals (5.02m/s, 96.2% of World Best Time [WBT]) compared to the U19s on Sunday (5.07m/s, 99.2% of WBT), when four World Best Times were set in the JM8+, JW2x, JW4- and JW8+.

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