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Ireland's World Championship Crews Find Going Tough

1st November 2010
Ireland's World Championship Crews Find Going Tough

Ireland’s two adaptive crews must negotiate their way through  repechages tomorrow if they are to make  A Finals at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand. In their first outings, The Legs, Trunk and Arms mixed coxed four finished fourth in their heat, while Karol Doherty in the Arms and Shoulders single scull had a similar placing.

Most of the first day of the event was postponed because of winds, but when competition began in earnest, three Coleraine men competing for Britain all made it through their heats. Single sculler Alan Campbell and Richard Chambers in the lightweight four will be joined in the semi-finals by Peter Chambers, who was second in his heat of the the lightweight single sculls.

World Rowing Championships, Lake Karapiro, New Zealand, Day Two (Irish interest)

Lightweight Men’s Four – Heat Two (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals): 1 Britain (R Chambers, P Mattick, R Williams, C Bartley) 5:56.40, 2 Netherlands 5:57.07.

Men’s Single Scull – Heat Two (First Directly to A/B Semi-Finals): 1 Britain (A Campbell) 6:48.49.

Lightweight Men’s Single Scull – Heat Two (First Three Directly to A/B Semi-Finals): 1 New Zealand (D Grant) 7:09.12, 2 Britain (P Chambers) 7:13.08, 3 Netherlands (J Schouten) 7:18.78.

Arms and Shoulders Men’s Single Scull – Heat Two (First Directly to A Final): 1 New Zealand (D McBride) 4:57.58; 4 Ireland (K Doherty) 5:09.57.

Legs, Trunk and Arms Mixed Coxed Four – Heat Two (First Two Directly to A Final): 1 Britain 3:23.58, 2 Ukraine 3:28.16; 3 Italy 3:32.59, 4 Ireland (A-M McDaid, S Caffrey, S Ryan, K Du Toit; cox: H Arbuthnot) 3:33.14.

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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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