Berg and Karonen will both race in the Mens 1x
Berg has won two World Rowing Coastal Championship bronze medals as well as nine national titles, despite struggling for three years with heart problems. Beginning in 2008, Berg suffered from heart problems that left him uncertain of how to train and whether he could continue to row. With perseverance and determination, Berg not only continued to row, but worked relentlessly to convince doctors and insurance companies of his need for surgery. Eleven weeks after his surgery, Berg took the bronze medal in the men’s single at the 2011 World Rowing Coastal Championships in Bari, Italy.
Now training at his full capacity, Berg will be looking to go for gold at this year’s competition. Berg trains out of a boat club in Helsingborg and will have the full home water advantage over his competitors.
The 2013 World Rowing Coastal Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden gofrom 17-18 August 2013. There are three boat classes offered: single, double, coxed quadruple sculls.
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