4 September 2011
It was the final day of racing at Lake Bled today with women's single sculls wrapping up the program for this year's Rowing World Championships. The women's final in the single sculls was won by Mirka Knapkova from the Czech Republic. Finishing second was Ekaterina Karsten from Belarus, whereas Emma Twigg from New Zealand took the bronze. Zhang Xiuyun from China was fourth, Frida Svensson from Sweden ...
3 September 2011
Organizers of the Rowing World Championship at Lake Bled set new times of tomorrows races. Due to expected bad weather in the afternoon races will start 90 minutes earlier. First start of LTAMix4+ has therefore been moved from 11.03 to 9.33. Official FISA bulletin: Racing on Sunday 4 September shall be advanced by 1:30 hrs to start at 9:33 hrs instead of 11:03 hrs. A weather front has been forecast ...
3 September 2011
It was all about Mahe Drysdale the penultimate day of racing at Lake Bled on Saturday. The single sculler from New Zealand was favorite for the World champion title, but he had quite a competition in the rest of the field. Alan Campbell from Great Britain started off as the fastest, but soon Ondrej Synek from the Czech Republic and Drysdale closed up on him. It was Drysdale setting the pace throughout ...
2 September 2011
It was a sunny Saturday at Lake Bled, where over 10,000 spectators gathered to watch the final medal race of local hopes Iztok Cop and Luka Spik in the men's double sculls final. But it was a race of New Zealand's Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan, reigning World Champions, against the rest of the field. The race kicked off a few minutes later than planned, since it was a swan in prior races that ...
1 September 2011
Day five of racing in Bled saw first final events. It was another prestigious win for the men's eight from Germany. Reigning World Champions are unbeaten for the third year in a row, Polish Poznan, New Zealand's Lake Karapiro and now Slovenia's Lake Bled are announcing a great hunt for Germany for next year's Olympic Games in London. In the women's quadruple sculls prior to the men's eights it ...
Letters of support
Dr. Danilo Türk
President of the Republic of Slovenia
Bled has so far hosted three World Rowing Championships at its unique and internationally famous natural course. These championships were successful in terms of competition and international coverage, which promises that...
Dr. Igor Lukšič
Minister of Education and Sport
The organization of the World Rowing Championships at Bled in 2011 is a great recognition for Slovenia, which is one of the most successful countries in the world in terms of the medals won in this sport per number of inhabitants.
Mayor of Bled / Slovenia
On 3rd September 2007 at the FISA Congress in Munich, Bled was chosen for the site of the World Rowing Cup in 2010 and the World Rowing Championship in 2011. It was a great honor and an enormous challenge for Lake Bled where rowing comes...
President, Rowing Federation of Slovenia
Rowing is the sport that has won the most medals at the Olympic games among Slovenian sports. Our modern history of when we first started winning medals on the international rowing scene now spans over twenty years.
President of Organizing Committee
It is Time for Bled !
The decision of a great majority of the delegates of the International Rowing Federation to hold the 2011 World Rowing Championships at Bled was to us both a source of joy and pride. With the trust shown also...