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Top Ten Finishes for Ireland Under-23 Crews

25th July 2010
Top Ten Finishes for Ireland Under-23 Crews

Ireland's three crews in B Finals this morning at the World Under-23 Championships in Belarus all finished in the top four in their races - in the top 10 overall. 

Lisa Dilleen, who has just turned 19, again showed her battling qualities in the B Final of the single sculls, taking a fine third place, ninth overall. The race leader for the bulk of the 2,000 metres was Ivana Filipovic of Serbia, with Nicole Beukers of the Netherlands established in a clear second. But in the final quarter Dilleen put Beukers under severe pressure and the Dutch woman had to sprint to the finish, almost catching Filipovic. Dilleen had over four and a half seconds to spare over fourth-placed Denisa Cvancarova of the Czech Republic.

The lightweight double scull of Claire Lambe and Sarah Dolan finished on a good note in both the regatta and the race. They held off the United States for second place (eighth overall) behind Spain in a competitive race.

The lightweight men’s pair of Peter Hanily and Anthony English finished fourth in their B Final, 10th overall. Austria led all the way, with Russia second and Ireland third at half way. The second half of the race was all about Hong Kong.  Chiu Mang Tang and Ki Cheong Kwan overtook both Ireland and Russia to take second, relegating Russia to third and Ireland to one place further back.

 

Under-23 World Championships, Brest, Belarus. Day Four (Irish interest)

Men,

Lightweight Pair – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Austria 7:18.73, 2 Hong Kong 7:20.69, 3 Russia 7:23.12, 4 Ireland (P Hanily, A English) 7:28.46, 5 Brazil 7:34.12, 6 Canada 7:36.04.

 

Women,

Single Scull – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Serbia 8:15.26, 2 Netherlands 8:15.58, 3 Ireland (L Dilleen) 8:16.60, 4 Czech Republic 8:21.18, 5 Britain 8:22.56, 6 Spain 8:33.38.

Lightweight Double Scull – B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Spain 7:43.76, 2 Ireland (C Lambe, S Dolan) 7:44.24, 3 United States 7:44.57, 4 Denmark 7:46.44, 5 Netherlands 7:54.42, 6 Russia 7:54.72.

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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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