11 representatives of politics, economy, and the Linz-Ottensheim Organising Committee symbolically received the FISA flag at the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv / Bulgaria.
While Magdalena Lobnig achieved a bronze medal in the women's single sculls for Austria, Horst Anselm - Organiser of the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim - and his team were analysing the event from an organisational point of view. "We could see that we are on the right track", said Anselm. "Having experienced logistics and organisational implementation here, we can say that we are definitely on the same level. Moreover, Anselm and his team seized the opportunity to promote their event. "We distributed regional delicacies and information about the 2019 World Championships in our traditional costume."