Der Rennsport hat im Ulmer Ruderclub eine lange und erfolgreiche Geschichte
- Internationale Regatta Essen 2013 - Ulmer mit zwei Siegen
- Deutsche Kleinbootmeisterschaften 2013 - Ulmer holen zwei Titel
- Langstrecke Leipzig - Ulmer starten vielversprechend in die Saison 2013
- Kinder Bundeswettbewerb Wolfsburg 28.6. – 1.7. 2012:
- Vier Medaillen für die Ulmer bei der DJM 2012 in Essen
- Ulmer Talentschmiede
- Landesmeisterschaft - Ulmer holen fünf Titel
- Regatta Heidelberg 21.5. – 22.5.2012
- Regatta Bamberg 2012
- Regatta Hamburg 2.6. – 3.6.2012
- Donau-Cup 2012: Belohnung für harte Rennen
- Hartes Training und doch ein Genuss - Ruderer Lukas Winkelmann über seinen Sport
- Reingeschmeckt - und dabei geblieben
- "Das Scheitern war wichtig" - Olympia-Ruderin Kerstin Hartmann im Porträt
- Kurzinfo: Ex-Ulmer Christian Viedt trainiert den Frauen-Zweier
- Finale beim 3. World-Cup 2012 München - Bronze für Lena, vierter Platz für Kerstin
- 3. World-Cup 2012 München - Zweier-ohne mit Kerstin im Finale, Urs muss mit Verletzung passen
- 3. World-Cup 2012 in München - Vorläufe
- 2. Weltcup 2012 in Luzern - Max Reinelt holt Gold
- Kerstin Hartmann und Lena Müller holen London-Ticket
- 1. Welt-Cup 2012 in Belgrad
- Lena Müller nimmt letzte nationale Hürde
- Die Achter-Doku "Schlag auf Schlag" hat in der ARD begonnen
- Kleinboottest 2012 in Köln
- Boat Race 2012 - dem Oxford Bugmann geht es wieder besser
- Lena Müller wahrt Chance auf Start im Olympia-Rennen
- Jetzt gehts zur Olympia-Quali
- Langstrecke Breisach - Ulmer starten vielversprechend in die Saison 2012
- Team Deutschlandachter: Ende der Südeuropa-Trainingslager
- Belohnung für die Belohnung
|Boat Race 2012 - dem Oxford Bugmann geht es wieder besser|
|Geschrieben von: Ulmer Ruderclub Donau e.V.|
Das 158. Boat Race vom 7. April 2012 wird als besonders ereignisreich in die Geschichte eingehen. Wegen eines Schwimmers oberhalb der Hammersmith Bridge wird das Rennen unterbrochen. Eine halbe Stunde später wird es fliegend gestartet. Kurz darauf kommen sich die Boote zu nahe, obwohl der Schiedsrichter Oxford zum Ausweichen aufgefordert hatte. Die Riemen krachen zusammen. Im Boot von Oxford wird das Blatt von Hanno Wienhausen abgehackt. Mit nur 7 funktionsfähigen Riemen kann Oxford nur verlieren. Nach dem Ziel kollabiert der Bugmann von Oxford, Alex Woods, was zunächst fast unbemerkt geschieht. Wegen seines ungewissen Schicksals wird die Siegerehrung komplett abgesagt.
Die Mannschaft aus Oxford kann spekulieren, dass sie das Rennen gewonnen hätte, wäre der Schwimmer nicht im Wasser gewesen, aber der Verlauf war eben einmal so, wie er war. Aber inzwischen geht es dem Bugmann wieder deutlich besser, wie den nachfolgenden Erklärungen der einzelnen Beteiligten nach dem Rennen zu entnehmen ist (Quelle: www.theboatrace.org).
7th Apr 2012
Karl Hudspith (OUBC President): The past few days have been very hard for all my crew and we have all been through a mixture of emotions. I hope I can comment on Saturday’s events more clearly now.
It is unfortunate that the actions of one selfish individual robbed us all of a true Boat Race contest and forced a restart. As if that was not enough – the conditions in which we then found ourselves made the resulting decisive clash almost inevitable. Without stakeboats it is almost impossible to ensure crews go off straight, and the natural competitiveness of both sides to tap up and ensure that they did not start down resulted in the crews re-starting at high speed, close together on a collision course, in very turbulent water that made steering difficult.
I would like to thank John Garrett, the umpire for dealing very competently and commendably with a difficult and unprecedented situation. We all value greatly the members of the umpires panel who are all volunteers, without whom the Race could not be run, and I would like to say personally that I would be happy and honoured to have John umpire me again. If there were any failings in how the Race was contested it was due to the rules having never been designed to accommodate such unusual circumstances, and I am sure these matters will be debated at length in the coming months.
I would like to thank the medical services for their care of Alex Woods’ right from the moment when we had all realised that he had collapsed, through to his discharge from Charing Cross Hospital the next day. I would also like to thank Dr John Bell and Dr John Sichel on our supporters launch who quickly came to his aid.
I wish to congratulate David Nelson, Steve Trapmore and the CUBC Blue Boat, both for the work they have done throughout the year to make themselves a fast crew, and for taking their opportunity on the day to win the Race within the rules. We all appreciate the gesture you made in not celebrating when we were concerned for Alex’s wellbeing, and for the messages you have sent to us since.
We must accept that what happens in sport is sometimes beyond our control, and that our response is part of the test we are measured by. From what I have seen at the OUBC, both as President, and since my first day as a triallist, we will not be demotivated by Saturday’s events, but it will strengthen our resolution to return next year stronger.
David Nelson (CUBC President): First and foremost it was a huge relief to hear that Alex Woods is out of hospital. Winning the Race seemed totally insignificant when suddenly it became clear that a fellow competitor’s health was in grave danger. The responsiveness of all involved was commendable. Compassion transcends old rivalries in such circumstances.
We condemn the actions of the protestor. The Boat Race is all about 18 students testing themselves to the ultimate for no reward other than that of winning itself. The Boat Race is no place for such callous and selfish action. Sadly, just as it looked like the Race was shaping into an epic finish, the interruption occurred and we will never know what might have otherwise happened.
As a team we had spoken all year about coping with adversity, dealing with whatever is thrown our way and capitalising on key moments. I was extremely proud of the composure of our crew to recover from a poor start, deal with the interruption and restart, and then take the opportunity when the defining clash occurred.
As underdogs and having overcome so much, crossing the line was full of raw emotion. The revelation of Hanno Wienhausen’s lost blade and then Alex’s condition, however, then cast a sobering light over the Race. It wasn’t my preferred way to win, but nonetheless, that’s The Boat Race and its unpredictability is part of what makes the event so special.
To Karl Hudspith and the Oxford crew I send my commiserations and I take my hat off to them for the tremendous courage they showed in fighting all the way despite having lost an oar. To never give up against all the odds demonstrated real character and was in the finest traditions of the Race.
Finally I would like to applaud John Garrett, Sir Matthew Pinsent and the rest of the Umpires’ Panel for their decisiveness and integrity throughout a very difficult situation.
Dr Alex Woods (OUBC): I’d like to thank everybody for all of their concern and for their kind wishes over the last couple of days, it really does mean a lot. I’m sorry for causing any worry! I am pleased to say that I am on the mend and that the doctors have allowed me to return home to recover. I should be fine in a few days.
I’d like to thank the paramedics, Dr Sichel, 1st Response Medical Services, the St John’s Ambulance staff and everyone at A+E and the Cardiology unit at Charing Cross Hospital for their great care. I hope that I can reach the same standards when I qualify.
I'm very proud of Zoe and all of the guys. I feel privileged to have lived, trained and raced with them and it has been an honour to call them my crew mates. It is a shame that we’ll finish this year having never raced the whole Boat Race course together.
I don't remember anything of the Race after being aware of the blade breaking, and am obviously devastated at the way things turned out, but would like to congratulate CUBC for their win.
I have contacted their crew and Steve Trapmore personally, to say that I'm very sorry that my collapse prevented their celebrations, and to thank them for thinking of me at the time. Such sportsman-like behaviour is a real credit to all of their crew and everyone at CUBC. Although The Boat Race 2012 will be remembered for a number of unfortunate reasons, I hope it is some of these qualities that will keep the Race in people’s minds for years to come.
Zoe De Toledo (OUBC Cox): Firstly, I’d like to say how proud I am of the eight true gentlemen who I had the pleasure to cox in The Boat Race yesterday. Seeing how the guys attacked the Race in the last 5 minutes was simultaneously one of the worst, but also one of the proudest moments of my life.
Ultimately it is just a tragedy that neither crew had the opportunity to display its best ability over the full course from Putney to Mortlake. We are devastated that we did not get the chance to find out what we were capable of achieving in the second half of the Race, and many of us will never have that opportunity again. It is our sincerest hope that every future Boat Race crew, from both Oxford and Cambridge, is afforded the chance to fairly test themselves over the full 4 and a quarter miles that make The Boat Race such a unique event.
We are all extremely proud of The Boat Race as an event and a tradition, and accept that bizarre events like those that occurred yesterday do happen. That’s sport. Whilst I believe I will remember yesterday’s remarkable events for all the wrong reasons, I would not trade the friendships I have built with my crewmates for anything. Yesterday I truly learnt what it was to be part of a team. A team that rallies around you and shelters you from the storm when you are at your lowest. Lastly I want to finish by saying how proud I am of my teammates in the Isis crew, who not only set the record for the Reserve Boat Race, but also recorded the third fastest time in the history of the Race.
Dr John Sichel (OUBC Medical Officer): The vicissitudes visited on both crews in this year's Boat Race had consequences on their performance. The sudden and premature stopping of the Race when concentration and exertion were at their peak was bad enough, but when the Race had lost its equal footing for having lost an oar, the psychological response was to try even harder. Oxford drove themselves to the limit to try to contain the damage. Alex Woods rowing at Bow reached the finishing line and found he had expended all reserves of energy; in my view he had rendered himself hypoxic, and this was the cause of his collapse. He was administered 100% Oxygen at the scene, and this was continued in Hospital along with the administration of iv fluids. All tests in Hospital confirmed normal cardiac, respiratory and renal function. Tests were completed this morning and he was discharged in good shape, having recovered from his exhaustion and the oxygen deficit.
Boat Race Company Ltd (BRCL) latest: First and foremost, we are delighted that the Oxford Bowman Alex Woods is in a stable condition and looks set to make a full recovery.
The Xchanging Boat Race is a British institution and an annual highlight in the sporting calendar. It is a free event enjoyed by many hundreds of thousands of Londoners and visitors, and many millions of television viewers around the world. It is very sad that the 158th Boat Race, which was heading towards a thrilling finale, was disrupted by a member of the public in a manner that risked serious injury to himself and the competing crews.
These incidents are planned for and we would like to congratulate both crews and The Race Umpire for their speed and professionalism in unfortunate circumstances as a result of which the protestor suffered no injuries.
Bureau, New Scotland Yard: Shortly before 14:30hrs on Saturday 7 April police were alerted to a man in the River Thames where the Boat Race was being held.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Marine Policing Unit (MPU) attended and took the man (no further details at this time) back to the riverside where he was arrested for a section 5 public order offence. He has been taken into custody at a west London police station.
Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are underway.
Sean Bowden (OUBC Coach):
Steve Trapmore(CUBC Coach): Our primary concern is Alex Woods and we are glad to hear he is doing ok. It is not the way any of us wanted the Race to pan out.
In terms of the Race itself, I felt that both crews started off well and from where I was sat in the launch, it looked like it was going to be a closely contested affair.
To have to stop the Race was a great shame. When we restarted we knew it was going to have to be a blast to the finish. The guys were ready for the challenge and were in good position off the start, but Oxford encroached on our water, which resulted in a broken blade.
1st Response Medical Services: Today 1st Response Medical Services Limted were tasked to provide Paramedic cover at both the finish line and Mortlake Boat Club with the primary responsibility of emergency provision of the athletes involved in the Boat Race.
At the end of the race it was seen by our crew on the quayside that a competitor at the back of the University Of Oxford Boat appeared to be lying flat and may have been in distress. Our crew prepared themselves for possible deployment with full Advanced Life Support equipment.
The crew was summoned to the marshal boat and soon boarded, our paramedics worked with two Doctors, one from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and a GP.
Our crew with the doctors assessed the patient and assisted him to the riverbank and travelled with the doctor to hospital in a St John Ambulance frontline vehicle.
1st Response would like to thank both Doctors, the RNLI and St John Ambulance for this coordinated response to Dr Woods. 1st Response Medical Services wishes Dr Woods a speedy recovery.
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