2008 World Rowing Championships
The World Rowing Championships 2008 took place from July 20 to 27, 2008 Ottenheim near Linz in Austria. The competitions were held on a tributary of the Danube with standing water. Due to take place in the same year the Beijing Olympics only the competitions of the non-Olympic boat classes and at the same time also the Junior were performed.
World Championships for non-Olympic boat classes
Rowing Junior World Championships
The Junior World Rowing Championships 2008 were held in 13 boat classes. It was attended by 655 youth from 48 countries from all continents. Successful nation was Germany, the 13 competitions won a medal in 12.