World of Hurt

Amsterdam. NETHERLANDS. UKR. W2X. Stroke, Olena BURYAK. De Bosbaan Rowing Course, venue for the 2014 FISA World Rowing. Championships. . 13:51:42 Friday 29/08/2014 Credit: Peter Spurrier

The list of qualified indoor rowers for the 2017 World Games in Poland is out, and it includes some of rowing’s biggest wheels. Setting the pace is Ukrainian Olympic sculler Olena Buryak, who currently holds the world record for 2,000 meters. Great Britain’s Graham Benton, owner of the fastest 2k time for 40-49 heavyweight men, is also among the 69 athletes who submitted scores during a six-month qualification process. This is the first year the multisport competition for non-Olympic sports has included indoor rowing. The World Games run from July 20-30.