2016 Paralympic Games

Row to Rio

And they’re off! Rowing has returned to Rio and the U.S. Paralympic Team has stepped into the spotlight.

September 9-11, four U.S. crews will race for a place in history and a spot on the medals stand on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas racecourse, the same course where the Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro in August.

The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are the largest edition of the Games yet, with more than 4,350 participating athletes from 176 countries competing in 528 medal events.

For complete event details and live race tracker, go to the event page on World Rowing.com.

To see daily photographs of the venue scene and racing, go to USRowingphotos.com.

Get to know Team USA here.

Follow along LIVE as racing kicks off from Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Paralympic Games with the World Rowing Race Tracker.

Support Our Rowers! Join USRowing and the National Rowing Foundation (NRF) to raise funds for our athletes. The NRF has supported USRowing and the U.S Olympic and Paralympic teams since 1966. Click here to donate!

1 of 4 Arms and Shoulders Women's Single Sculls
2 of 4 Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Sculls
3 of 4 Arms and Shoulders Men's Single Sculls
4 of 4 Leg, Trunk and Arms Mixed Four with Coxswain

Join the Conversation!

Follow along with #RowToRio as rowers and friends around the country share stories and wish our 2016 Olympians and Paralympians the best of luck.

Congratulations to Our U.S. Olympic Team!

The U.S. made history last month in Rio, winning its third-consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women’s eight, having not lost a world championship or Olympic race since 2006. One member of the crew, seven-seat Eleanor Logan, became the first female rower in U.S. history to win three Olympic gold medals. Dr. Gevvie Stone’s silver in the women’s single sculls ties the best-ever U.S. finish in the event at an Olympic Games.

Congratulations to gold medalists: Katelin Snyder (Detroit, Mich.), Amanda Elmore (West Lafayette, Ind.), Eleanor Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine), Meghan Musnicki (Naples, N.Y.), Tessa Gobbo (Chesterfield, N.H.), Lauren Schmetterling (Moorestown, N.J.), Amanda Polk (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Kerry Simmonds (San Diego, Calif.) and Emily Regan (Buffalo, N.Y.) and silver medalist Dr. Gevvie Stone (Newton, Mass.)!

Click here for complete results on WorldRowing.com.

Looking for photos from Rio de Janeiro?

Check out USRowing’s galleries at USRowingphotos.com.

1 of 10 Women's Quadruple Sculls
2 of 10 Women's Eight
3 of 10 Men's Eight
4 of 10 Men's Pair
5 of 10 Lightweight Women's Double Sculls
6 of 10 Lightweight Men's Double Sculls
7 of 10 Women's Pair
8 of 10 Women's Single Sculls
9 of 10 Lightweight Men's Four
10 of 10 Women's Double Sculls

Row to Rio Meters Challenge

How it works: Join USRowing to log more than SEVEN MILLION METERS and show our support for the U.S. National Team as they gear up for the 2016 Olympic Games. All are invited to join the challenge. You can participate at select events and online. Click here to participate!

Row to Rio Boat Club Challenge

How it works: Clubs are invited to participate in the Row to Rio Boat Club Challenge, hosted by USRowing and the NRF. Funds raised will help support US Olympic & Paralympic Rowing Teams as they prepare for the 2016 Summer Games. Click here to start a rally!

Olympic Legends Show Their Support

To showcase the rich heritage of the sport, USRowing launched the “Legends Circle.” The council includes more than 50 Olympians spanning several generations and Olympiads, who will spearhead Row to Rio activities.

The Legends Circle includes:


Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of our team! To find out how to get involved in partnership and sponsorship opportunities with one of the fastest growing Olympic sports in the U.S., contact USRowing Chief Marketing Officer Beth Kohl, beth@usrowing.org, or 203-761-8643.

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