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Casey's Third Place Not Enough

25th August 2009
Casey's Third Place Not Enough
Sean Casey finished third in his repechage of the men’s single scull at the World Championships in Poland, missing out on a chance to compete in A or B finals. Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic, the silver medallist from the Beijing Olympics, won the race and Ariel Suarez of Argentina took the second qualification place for the A/B semi-finals. Casey was a clear third, well ahead of lengendary oarsman Jueri Jaanson of Estonia.

World Championships, Poznan, Poland:

Day Three (Irish interest) Single Scull – Repechage Three (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals): 1 Czech Republic (O Synek) 7:28.05, 2 Argentina (A Suarez) 7:32.27; 3 Ireland (S Casey) 7:38.98, 4 Estonia (J Jaanson) 7:44.89.

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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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