FISA rule changes

FISA rule changes

Post by David Biddulp » Mon, 05 Feb 2001 00:13:47


FISA's extraordinary congress rejected the proposal to change the
lightweight limits, and also rejected to Swiss proposal to change the
Junior age limit.
Report at http://www.worldrowing.com/news/story.sps?id=56291
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Post by Leo Lazauska » Mon, 05 Feb 2001 02:40:11

Thanks for the information, Dave.

Now, if a third weight class below lightweight was introduced,
what would people here consider as reasonable limits for men and women?

For example,

Women: 50kg average, no individual greater than 52kg?
Men:   63kg average, ditto 65kg?

Leo.



Quote:
> FISA's extraordinary congress rejected the proposal to change the
> lightweight limits, and also rejected to Swiss proposal to change the
> Junior age limit.
> Report at http://www.worldrowing.com/news/story.sps?id=56291
> --
> David Biddulph
> Rowing web pages at:
> http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/david_biddulph/
> http://www.biddulph.org.uk/

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Post by Greg Doyl » Sat, 03 Feb 2001 03:28:34

The term "rejected" implies the vote was against the lightweight changes.

It would be more accurate to say they failed to secure the two-thirds
majority needed to approve the change. 58% of the vote was in favor of
the change.

We know all about voting percentages here in the USA

;)

Quote:

> FISA's extraordinary congress rejected the proposal to change the
> lightweight limits, and also rejected to Swiss proposal to change the
> Junior age limit.
> Report at http://www.worldrowing.com/news/story.sps?id=56291
> --
> David Biddulph
> Rowing web pages at:
> http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/david_biddulph/
> http://www.biddulph.org.uk/


 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Trimbl » Mon, 05 Feb 2001 03:35:57

Make a proper bantam weight for sub 60kg blokes, and I might be tempted to
start rowing seriously myself!
I can't see it happening any time soon, but I think in principle it is a
pretty good idea.
Andrew
Quote:

> Thanks for the information, Dave.

> Now, if a third weight class below lightweight was introduced,
> what would people here consider as reasonable limits for men and women?

> For example,

> Women: 50kg average, no individual greater than 52kg?
> Men:   63kg average, ditto 65kg?

> Leo.



> > FISA's extraordinary congress rejected the proposal to change the
> > lightweight limits, and also rejected to Swiss proposal to change the
> > Junior age limit.
> > Report at http://www.worldrowing.com/news/story.sps?id=56291
> > --
> > David Biddulph
> > Rowing web pages at:
> > http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/david_biddulph/
> > http://www.biddulph.org.uk/

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Post by Mike De.Petr » Mon, 05 Feb 2001 23:00:12


scrisse al povero All :
 k> Now, if a third weight class below lightweight was introduced,

We do not want a "third class", sounds bad too.

 k> what would people here consider as reasonable limits for men and women?
 k> Women: 50kg average, no individual greater than 52kg?
 k> Men:   63kg average, ditto 65kg?

IMHO this would be a correct lightweight class, helping more countries to
join rowing, better then actual LW class.


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Post by Mike De.Petr » Mon, 05 Feb 2001 23:00:12


scrisse al povero All :
 d> FISA's extraordinary congress rejected the proposal to change the
 d> lightweight limits, and also rejected to Swiss proposal to change the
 d> Junior age limit.

Ok, we expected it after all, this is a traditional sport. BTW the proposals
are both interesting and I hope that with some adjustment something will be
done to

- try to help people not to die for a diet
- try to help juniors not to stop rowing after becoming seniors


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Post by Gareth Wyn » Tue, 06 Feb 2001 09:11:48

Quote:
> - try to help people not to die for a diet

Changing the weight limit won't help this at all.  It will just affect
different people.  In fact I would think that this was an argument against
changing the weight limits as people who can only just make 72.5/59Kg would
most likely try to lose even more weight.

If you got rid of the crew average rule and had max limit of 72.5/59 Kg for
all lightweight athletes then you might reduce the danger from dieting.
This is because some people would be able to put on a bit of weight and
nobody new would be enticed to row lightweight who wouldn't have done
anyway.  However this would not have the desired benefit of increasing
participation on a global level.

G

 
 
 

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Post by Tim Wis » Tue, 06 Feb 2001 15:00:49


Quote:

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>scrisse al povero All :
> k> Now, if a third weight class below lightweight was introduced,

>We do not want a "third class", sounds bad too.

> k> what would people here consider as reasonable limits for men and women?
> k> Women: 50kg average, no individual greater than 52kg?
> k> Men:   63kg average, ditto 65kg?

>IMHO this would be a correct lightweight class, helping more countries to
>join rowing, better then actual LW class.

Can someone please explain the link between setting weight limits
and the popularisation of the sport? (ie. more countries participating at
the
Olympic regatta.)

It seems a fairly wild assumption (and perhaps insulting) that asian and
and south american countries are populated entirely by short people of
sligh stature. The average height of the population of some
asian countries maybe less than that of some of the european rowing
nations, however elite athletes are usually not typical of the population
and surely with the huge populations of these countries it would not be too
difficult to round up a few dozen tallish example to train as elite rowers.

Perhaps rather than setting weight limits time would be better spent
introducing community rowing programs into traditionaly non-rowing
countries, providing equipment and coaching.

Maybe some of the traditionally strong rowing nationals need to
provide assistance to south america, china etc.

One only has to look to the recent achievements of the Japanese
National Rowing Team who received some strong
technical assistance from the Italian Rowing Federation to see
what a difference this approach can have.

TJW

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