1981 World Rowing Championships

The World Rowing Championships 1981 were held at the Rowing Course in Munich, Germany, under the rules of the International Rowing Federation ( FISA ). While rowing world champions were determined in 18 boat classes. The finals were held on 5 and 6 September 1981.

The German Peter -Michael Kolbe made ​​in Men's One a stir by advocating a boat with roll arms and could be world champion sovereign. Already at the World Rowing Championships in 1982 were rolling boom - One widely used because they offered biomechanical advantages. The International Rowing Federation banned the rolling boom concept after the 1983 season on equity grounds.


Here are the medal winners from the A- finals are listed. These were filled with six boats that had to qualify through pre-and hope runs and semi-finals for the finals. The track length was in all races of men 2000 meters, in all races of women 1000 meters.


Medal Tally