Elizabeth Gilmore of the USA will defend her title on the Versa Champions, on the World Rowing Indoor Championships from 23-24 February 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The primary-ever winners of the Versa Problem, the multi-challenge competitors format launched by World Rowing final yr in Canada, will look to retain their place as prime total indoor rowers.
Ten girls have certified upfront to compete within the Versa Problem in Prague from, on the O2 Universum Corridor, and it was Gilmore who completed as the highest girls qualifier for the Versa.
Final yr’s competitors was extremely shut, with Gilmore successful the Versa Problem by one level forward of Anna Muehle (Germany) and Charlotte Dixon (Nice Britain). Dixon, Muehle, but in addition Morgan McGrath (USA), Nicola Goss (New Zealand) and Sarah Pidgen (Canada) will all be trying to avenge final yr’s defeat.
There will likely be 4 newcomers on the Versa stage – Lina Bélanger of Canada is about to be a 3 within the occasion as she certified second behind Gilmore.
The Versa was created to supply opponents a singular competitors alternative which can’t be replicated at dwelling, and permits for a number of race alternatives throughout one occasion.
Moreover, it options a component of uncertainty and variability which is thrilling for each spectators and opponents, and permits indoor rowing competitions to broaden past extra conventional codecs.
The Versa will take a look at all the abilities and strengths required of indoor rowers, exposing them to new and unfamiliar race codecs. Opponents could or might not be knowledgeable concerning the race codecs upfront of the WRICH, and will prepare to be ready for any problem. The 5 occasions of the Versa Problem will likely be interspersed with all the opposite occasions over the weekend.
Girls’s Individuals on the World Rowing Indoor Championships from 23-24 February 2024 in Prague, Czech
Elizabeth Gilmore (USA)
Lina Bélanger (Canada)
Morgan McGrath (USA)
Ella Fox (USA)
Anna Muehle (Germany)
Taryn Sharp (Australia)
Marsha Coniglio (USA)
Charlotte Dixon (Nice Britain)
Nicola Goss (New Zealand)
Sarah Pidgen (Canada)
Photograph caption: Elizabeth Gilmore of the USA has been confirmed to defend her title on the Versa Champions, on the World Rowing Indoor Championships from 23-24 February 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Screenshot of Training Video by Elizabeth Gilmore on Instagram