Elizabeth Gilmore Will Defend her World Rowing Indoor Champs Title in 2024

Elizabeth Gilmore of the USA has been confirmed to defend her title at the Versa Champions, at the World Rowing Indoor Championships from 23-24 February 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: Screenshot of Training Video by Elizabeth Gilmore on Instagram

Elizabeth Gilmore of the USA will defend her title at the Versa Champions, at the World Rowing Indoor Championships from 23-24 February 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The first-ever winners of the Versa Challenge, the multi-challenge competition format introduced by World Rowing last year in Canada, will look to retain their position as top overall indoor rowers.

Ten women have qualified in advance to compete in the Versa Challenge in Prague from, at the O2 Universum Hall, and it was Gilmore who finished as the top women qualifier for the Versa.

Last year’s competition was incredibly close, with Gilmore winning the Versa Challenge by one point ahead of Anna Muehle (Germany) and Charlotte Dixon (Great Britain). Dixon, Muehle, but also Morgan McGrath (USA), Nicola Goss (New Zealand) and Sarah Pidgen (Canada) will all be looking to avenge last year’s defeat. 

There will be four newcomers on the Versa stage – Lina Bélanger of Canada is set to be a three in the event as she qualified second behind Gilmore.

The Versa was created to offer competitors a unique competition opportunity which cannot be replicated at home, and allows for several race opportunities during one event. 

Additionally, it features an element of uncertainty and variability which is exciting for both spectators and competitors, and allows indoor rowing competitions to expand beyond more traditional formats.

The Versa will test all the skills and strengths required of indoor rowers, exposing them to new and unfamiliar race formats. Competitors may or may not be informed about the race formats in advance of the WRICH, and should train to be prepared for any challenge. The five events of the Versa Challenge will be interspersed with all the other events over the weekend.

Women’s Participants at 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 (Great Britain)
Nicola Goss (New Zealand)
Sarah Pidgen (Canada) 


Photo caption: Elizabeth Gilmore of the USA has been confirmed to defend her title at the Versa Champions, at the World Rowing Indoor Championships from 23-24 February 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: Screenshot of Training Video by Elizabeth Gilmore on Instagram

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