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Hughes Clears First Hurdle at World Champs

5th August 2010
Hughes Clears First Hurdle at World Champs

Turlough Hughes made it through the first test at the World Junior Championships in Racice in the Czech Republic today. The 18-year-old took third place in his heat and qualified for tomorrow’s quarter-finals. Felix Bach of Germany, the defending champion, won the race by a margin of almost 10 seconds. 

World Junior Championships, Racice, Czech Republic. Day One (Irish interest)

Single Scull – Heat Three (First Four to Quarter-Finals; rest to repechage): 1 Germany (F Bach) 7:26.63, 2 Lithuania (Z Galisanskis) 7:36.61, 3 Ireland (T Hughes) 7:40.60, 4 South Africa (M Mahomed) 7:46.79; 5 Switzerland 7:46.58.

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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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