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Fifth-Place Finish for O'Neill's New Zealand Crew

7th November 2010
Fifth-Place Finish for O'Neill's New Zealand Crew

Sean O’Neill had to settle for fifth place in the A Final at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand today. The Limerickman rowed in the six seat of the New Zealand eight which put up a good fight in a race won by Germany.

Peter Chambers, the Bann oarsman who represents Britain, was sixth in the A Final of the men’s lightweight single scull.

World Championships, Lake Karapiro, New Zealand (Selected Results; Irish interest):


Men, Lightweight Four – A Final: 1 Britain (R Chambers, P Mattick, R Williams, C Bartley) 6:10.71, 2 Australia 6:10.78, 3 China 6:10.79.

Single Scull – A Final: 1 Czech Republic (O Synek) 6:47.49, 2 New Zealand (M Drysdale) 6:49.42, 3 Britain (A Campbell) 6:49.83.


Men, Eight – A Final: 1 Germany 5:33.84, 2 Britain 5:34.46, 3 Australia 5:35.96; 5 New Zealand (A Tripp, T Williams, I Seymour, T Wehr-Candler, M Arms, S O’Neill, C Harris, B Hammond; cox: I Pavich) 5:38.46.

Lightweight Single Scull – A Final: 1 Italy (M Miani) 7:05.82, 2 Slovakia (L Babac) 7:08.19, 3 Hungary (P Galambos) 7:09.86; 6 Britain (P Chambers) 7:22.0.

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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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