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Adaptive Crews Set for Repechages

24th August 2009
Adaptive Crews Set for Repechages
Two adaptive crews competed for Ireland at the World Championships in Poland today. The trunks and arms mixed double of Vincent Culhane and Karen Cromie finished fifth of five in a heat won by Brazil. The legs, trunk and arms mixed coxed four were also fifth in their heat, which was won by Britain. Both Ireland crews must now compete in repechages, from which they will hope to qualify for the A Final.  

World Championships, Poznan, Poland,

Day Two (Irish interest) Legs, Trunks and Arms Mixed coxed Four (First Directly to A Final; rest to Repechage; 1,000 metres): 1 Britain (V Hansford, J Roe, D Smith, N Riches; cox: R Jones) 3:42.57; 2 Germany 3:50.47, 3 Canada 3:51.44, 4 Ukraine 3:52.08, 5 Ireland (E Patten, S Ryan, K du Toit, S Caffrey; cox: A Judge) 4:03.12. Trunks and Arms Mixed Double Scull, Heat One (First Directly to A Final; rest to Repechage; 1,000 metres): 1 Brazil (E Santana, J Lima) 4:45.58; 2 Belarus 5:01.58, 3 Israel 5:06.48, 4 France 5:07.18, 5 Ireland (V Culhane, K Cromie) 5:13.76.

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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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