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Rowing at the 1900 Paris Summer Games

1900 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: August 25, 1900
Date Finished: August 26, 1900
Events: 4

Participants: 99 (99 men and 0 women) from 7 countries
Youngest Participant: GER Carl Heinrich Goßler (15 years, 130 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Carlos Deltour (36 years, 139 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): NED Hermanus Brockmann (3 medals)
Most Medals (Country): FRA France (6 medals)


The rowing events at the 1900 Paris Exposition were noted to be very popular, with large crowds gathering on the [Seine] to watch. With the exception of the Vesper Boat Club (Philadelphia) eight, the rowing competition was completely a European championship. Britain was poorly represented, as their best sculler, Mr. C. V. Fox, entered but withdrew. Great Britain did not have an eight, or any multi-oared boat, being represented only by the sculler, [St. George Ashe], but he was not of the top British calibre.

The French, naturally, entered numerous competitors, but they were challenged by top oarsmen from both The Netherlands and Germany. Belgium had a good eight entered, while Italy and Spain had a few scattered rowers competing. Although only five events can be considered to be Olympic events, there were other events open to junior oarsmen.