Siobhan McCrohan grabbed her second chance with both hands as she won her repechage of the lightweight single scull at the World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne. Atsumi Fukumoto of Japan led through the early markers but McCrohan took over after half way and guaranteed a reasonable lane draw in tomorrow’s semi-final through her win. Fukumoto, who finished third, and Ka Man Lee of Hong Kong also qualified.
World Cup Regatta, Lucerne – Day One (Irish interest)
Lightweight Double Sculls – Heat Five (First Three directly to Quarter-Finals): 1 New Zealand 6:37.58, 2 Japan 6:39.94, 3 Ireland 6:40.60.
Double Sculls – Heat Two (Winner directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Czech Republic 6:54.72; 5 Ireland (L Dilleen, S Puspure) 7:20.44.
Lightweight Double Scull – Heat One (Winner directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechage): 1 United States 7:05.09; 6 Ireland (S Dolan, C Lambe) 7:17.13.
Lightweight Single Scull – Heat One (First Three directly to A/B Semi-Finas, rest to Repechage): 1 Belgium 7:59.71, 2 Netherlands 8:00.21, 3 Poland 8:00.93; 5 Ireland (S McCrohan) 8:18.26. Repechage (Three to Semi-Final A/B): 1 Ireland (McCrohan) 7:47.52, 2 Hong Kong 7:54.49, 3 Japan One 7:54.84