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World Rowing B Final Challenge For Dilleen and Puspure

2nd September 2011
World Rowing B Final Challenge For Dilleen and Puspure
Ireland’s Lisa Dilleen and Sanita Puspure finished sixth in their semi-final of the women’s double scull at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia. They go into tomorrow’s B Final where they can book a place for the boat at the London Olympics by finishing in the top two.

In today’s semi-final, Britain’s Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger  had their expected win, with New Zealand and the Czech Republic taking the other A Final places. Ireland were in touch at half way but as Serbia, who finished fourth, pushed up on the leading group, Ireland faded back.

World Rowing Championships, Bled, Slovenia – Day Six (Selected Results)

Women

Double Scull – A/B Semi-Final (First Three to A Final; Rest to B Final): 1 Britain (A Watkins, K Grainger) 6:59.72, 2 New Zealand (F Patterson, A Reymer) 7:01.52, 3 Czech Republic (L Antosova, J Antosova) 7:03.69; 4 Serbia 7:06.45, 5 China 7:07.97, 6 Ireland (L Dilleen, S Puspure) 7:25.28.

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Liam Gorman

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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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