Paralympic Rowing at London 2012
In 1975 Adaptive Rowing programmes began in a number of countries, including Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States. An exhibition event in Adaptive Rowing was included at the World Rowing Championships in Tampere, Finland 1993.
There was then a gap in competition before it was introduced to the World Championships in Seville, Spain in 2002. There are currently four classes, which involve a coxed four, a double scull, and two single sculling events.
The coxed four and double scull are mixed gender events, while the single events are separate competitions for men and women. All races are held over a 1,000-metre course in six boat races. Each national federation is only allowed to enter one boat.