Rowing at the 2020 Tokyo Games will comprise 14 medal events, seven per gender:


  • Men’ Single Sculls
  • Men’s Double Sculls
  • Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls
  • Men’s Quadruple Sculls
  • Men’s Pair
  • Men’s Four
  • Men’s Eight
  • Women’s Single Sculls
  • Women’s Double Sculls
  • Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls
  • Women’s Quadruple Sculls
  • Women’s Pair
  • Women’s Four
  • Women’s Eight


All races in rowing are contested over a distance of 2000 meters (1 mile, 427 yards, 8 inches). In sculling, each rower simultaneously pulls two oars, one on each side of the boat. In sweep rowing, each person in a boat pulls one oar, either on the starboard or port side. Two boats on the Olympic program feature coxswains: the men’s eight and women’s eight.


The United States leads the all-time Olympic medal standings in rowing with 89 total, including three consecutive golds in the women’s eight.


More information:

Tokyo 2020 – Rowing

USA Rowing

World Rowing