Historic International Para Rowing Regatta in Rio

It was a spectacular week in Rio. From 17 to 23 October, the Lagoa witnessed the great movement and growth of Para Rowing in the Americas with the participation of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay in a World Rowing development training camp; followed by the International Para Rowing Regatta 2022 on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October, within the framework of the Brazilian Rowing Championship.

Para Rowing development was at its best on the 2016 Olympic stage at Lagoa Rodrigo Da Freitas in Rio de Janeiro. The event was a great celebration, where each of the rowers gave their best and showed a total commitment towards the development of the sport. All the coaches and staff involved worked tirelessly, with a smile on their faces and a great teamwork spirit. As the next Olympic Games in Paris are approaching, Para Rowing in the Americas is gaining momentum, especially in PR1.


The regattas were held in      PR1 1x female and male categories, as well as in PR2 2x mixed.

Within the Development group that participated in the Camp, the most outstanding rowers by category were:

Michel Muñoz from Mexico in the PR1 Men, who had a memorable performance winning the Gold Medal showing a great performance growth and evolution.

Christa Akins of Canada in the PR1 Women took the Silver Medal with an excellent dynamic behind Claudia Cicero of Brazil who took the Gold Medal.

In the PR2 category in the 2x mixed, the Argentinean duo Emilse Freire and Luis Alberto Freire with a great technique went home with the Bronze Medal.

The development camp participants lived unforgettable and exciting moments during the whole development camp and the regatta, congratulations to all without exception for the work done with great dedication, passion and joy, everyone went home very happy looking forward to repeating this great experience.