World Rowing Athletes’ Commission names four new members

This marked the first time World Rowing athletes had the chance to elect members to the commission.

It was a momentous day in Racice, Czech Republic as the World Rowing Athletes’ Commission elected four new members at the 2022 World Rowing Championships.

The four athletes elected are Emma Twigg of New Zealand, Mindaugas Griskonis of Lithuania, Niels Van Zandweghe of Belgium and Benjamin Pritchard of Great Britain.

An election for a fifth position to represent the coastal rowing discipline will take place next month during the 2022 World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

All elected representatives will be able to voice their ideas and concerns within the commission.

Members will serve a four-year term, with the nomination and election process taking place in the second year following the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Athletes’ Commission is composed 10 members, who are current or recently retired athletes, five are elected and five are appointed by the council. Their term will start January 1, 2023 and run for four years.