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#Rowing: Katie O'Brien took a fine third place in her first race of the World Rowing Championships. The Galway woman's contest came in a preliminary round - but it was a notable contest, as Kathryn Ross of Australia won in a new world's best time of nine minutes 24.99. Behind her Annika van Der Meer of Netherlands fought it out with O'Brien, who finished well to the cheers of the Irish crowd in the grandstand.
World Rowing Championships, Day Four (Irish interest)
Women's PR Two Single Sculls, Preliminary Race: 1 Australia (K Ross) 9:24.99; 3 Ireland (K O'Brien) 9:52.13.
#ROWING: Katie O’Brien from Galway won on her debut at Women’s Henley today. The 17-year-old pararower from the Tribesmen club won the Arms and Shoulders single scull, beating Claire Connon from Cantabrigian by three lengths.
O’Brien represented Ireland in the 2013 World Cup at Dorney Lake, partnering Keith Connolly in the Trunk and Arms mixed double scull.
The young pararower has said her long-term ambition is to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, in the Trunk and Arms discipline, where the only event is a mixed double scull.
Women’s Henley (Finals; Irish interest):
Trunk and Arms Single Sculls: Tribesmen (K O’Brien) bt Cantabrigian (C Connon) 3l, 4 minutes 39 seconds.