The Slovenia Times

Rowing Elite Gathers in Bled for World Cup


The three day event will feature 196 teams that will compete for the overall title of the World Rowing Cup, which will also feature competitions in Italy's Varese (19-21 June) and Switzerland Lucerne (10-12 July).

There will be no favourites among the Slovenian rowers as legendary Olympic champions Iztok Čop and Luka Špik will not participate. Čop retired in 2012 while Špik has decided to take a year off.

Slovenian head coach Dušan Jurše has admitted that Slovenian rowing is at its lowest point in the last 25 years, but he nevertheless wishes that some of the squads make it to the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Slovenia's biggest hope is Gašper Fištravec, a 28-year-old from Maribor who has excelled lately in the single sculls.

Lake Bled last time hosted the world rowing elite in 2011, when the World Rowing Championships were held there for the fourth time.

The World Rowing Cup is an international rowing competition organised by the International Rowing Federation (FISA) since 1997. It comprises three regattas held throughout early summer.


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