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Ireland Just Miss Out on Medal

8th August 2009
Ireland Just Miss Out on Medal

Laura D’Urso and Lisa Dilleen finished fourth in the final of the women’s double scull at the World Junior Championship in Brive in France today. The Ireland crew were the only ones to stay in touch with dominant Germany early on, but as the outstanding Germans left the field behind, the Czech Republic and China pushed Ireland out of the medals. Germany had almost six seconds to spare at the finish over the Czechs. Ireland were 1.26 seconds behind China, who took the bronze. Ireland finished an extraordinary 11 seconds ahead of fifth-placed Romania.  

World Junior Championships, Brive-la-Gaillarde, France

(Irish interest) Women’s Double Scull – A Final: 1 Germany (J Lier, M-C Arnold) 7:05.94, 2 Czech Republic (L Antosova, D Cvancarova) 7:11.70, 3 China (Rui Zhang, Yuwel Wang) 7:13.61; 4 Ireland (L D’Urso, L Dilleen) 7:14.87, 5 Romania 7:25.87, 6 Italy 7:31.65.

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Liam Gorman

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Liam Gorman is a writer and reporter. He is the co-author of Little Lady, One Man, Big Ocean, published in the United States and Canada as Crossing the Swell. He is the rowing correspondent of the Irish Times.  

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