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#Rowing: Sanita Puspure just missed out on a semi-final place at the Olympic Games today. The 34-year-old was in a remarkably tough quarter-final, with World Champion Kimberley Brennan leading the others out and winning well. Seven-time Olympian Ekaterina Karsten tracked Brennan down the course, with Duan Jingli holding third. Puspure slipped into fourth and while she made a spirited challenge in the final stages, she just could not quite catch Karsten or the Chinese sculler.
Alan Campbell qualified for the men's single semi-finals. The Coleraine man, competing for Britain, finished second in his quarter-final. He was just under five seconds behind the winner, Damir Martin of Croatia.
Olympic Games Regatta, Rio de Janeiro (Irish interest; selected results)
Single Sculls - Quarter-Final Four (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals): 2 Britain (A Campbell) 6:49.41.
Single Sculls - Quarter-Finals - (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals):
Quarter-Final One: 1 New Zealand (E Twigg) 7:31.79, 2 Czech Republic (M Topinkova-Knapkova) 7:37.04, 3 Mexico (K Lechuga Alanis) 7:44.11.
Quarter-Final Two: 1 United States (G Stone) 7:27.04, 2 Switzerland (J Gmelin) 7:29.66, 3 Austria (M Lobnig) 7:35.37.
Quarter-Final Three: 1 Denmark (F Udby Erichsen) 7:33.24, 2 Zimbabwe (M Thornycroft) 7:34.00, 3 Canada (C Zeeman) 7:34.00.
Quarter-Final Four: 1 Australia (K Brennan) 7:26.86, 2 China (J Duan) 7:27.88, 3 Belarus (E Karsten) 7:28.03; 4 Ireland (S Puspure) 7:28.68, 5 Lithuania 7:38.39, 6 Argentina 7:56.61.