Erik Horrie red-hot as indoor rowing records tumble

Posted on June 29, 2020 by

Dual Paralympian rower Erik Horrie has set another world record on the indoor rowing machine, bringing his total to 12 titles.

The NSW Institute of Sport athlete now officially holds the World Record in PR1 rowing in the following all age categories:

  • 100m
  • 500m
  • 1,000m
  • 5,000m
  • 6,000m
  • 10,000m
  • 21,097m
  • 42,000m
  • 1 minute
  • 4 minute
  • 30 minute

As well, Horrie is the record holder for the 60 minute PR1 (Age 40-49).

Horrie’s reaction to the postponement of the Tokyo Paralympic Games has been to seize the opportunity to set these records, having been unable to do so over the last two seasons because of a persistent shoulder injury.

Targeting the indoor rower – a subsection of rowing that is fiercely competitive and has its own set of world level competitions – has given Horrie the opportunity to connect with the worldwide rowing community whilst training at home.

The confidence-building performances are a timely boost ahead of the 2021 international competition program leading into the Tokyo Paralympics that was confirmed by World Rowing last week.

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