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World Rowing Championship Setback for Lightweight Double

31st August 2011
World Rowing Championship Setback for Lightweight Double
Ireland’s Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe finished third in their repechage of the lightweight women’s double scull at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today, missing out on a place in the A/B semi-finals by one place. Australia won the race and Belgium held off Ireland’s challenge for the second qualification place.

The Ireland crew will compete in the C/D semi-finals. Their aim of reaching the top eight, and qualifying the boat for the Olympic Games at this event, has now gone as the best position they can now record is 13th.

Ireland’s Sarah Dolan won her C/D Semi-Final by 8.5 seconds to qualify for the C Final (places 13 to 17) of the lightweight single scull. Carla Mendes of Portugal also qualified, but Slovakia’s Barbora Sagova missed out in the three-boat race.

World Rowing Championships, Bled, Slovenia – Day Four (Irish interest)

Men

Lightweight Quadruple Scull – Repechage (First Four to A Final; rest to B Final): 1 Ireland (N Kenny, M Maher, J Ryan, M O’Donovan) 5:59.00, 2 Denmark 6:01.10, 3 United States 6:02.14, 4 Hungary 6:09.47; 5 Armenia 6:49.97.

Women

Lightweight Double Scull – Repechage Three (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals): 1 Australia (A McNamara, H Every-Hall) 7:06.17, 2 Belgium (J Hammond, E Geentjens) 7:10.37; 3 Ireland (S McCrohan, C Lambe) 7:14.62, 4 Belarus 7:14.97, 5 France 7:19.04.

Lightweight Single Scull – C/D Semi-Finals (First Two to C Final; rest to D Final): Ireland (S Dolan) 8:07.38, 2 Portugal 8:15.88; 3 Slovakia 8:22.14.

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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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