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Dolan and Lightweight Double Hit Form at World Rowing Championships

2nd September 2011
 Dolan and Lightweight Double Hit Form at World Rowing Championships
Ireland won two races in the second half of the programme at the World Rowing Championships in Bled in Slovenia today. Sarah Dolan had an outstanding second 1,000 metres to win the C Final of the lightweight single sculls. The Trinity student was over five seconds down on Phuttaraska Nikree of Thailand at half way but she overhauled her and won the race from Carla Mendes of Portugal by over five seconds. Dolan thus finished 13th in her first appearance at this level.

In a much closer C/D semi-final of the lightweight double sculls, Siobhan McCrohan and Claire Lambe had to hold off a sprint finish by France to take the race. Spain finished third and took the final qualification place for the C Final (places 13 to 18).

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

Men

Lightweight Men’s Four – A Final: 1 Australia 5:55.10, 2 Italy 5:56.33, 3 Britain (R Chambers, C Bartley, P Mattick, R Williams)  5:57.33.

Double Scull – A Final: 1 New Zealand 6:10.76, 2 Germany 6:10.82, 3 France 6:14.31.

Single Scull – A/B Semi-Final One (First Three to A Final): 1 Britain (A Campbell) 6:50.00, 2 Czech Republic 6:53.04, 3 Germany 6:56.40.

Lightweight Single Scull – A Final: 1 Denmark 6:54.73, 2 Italy 7:01.54, 3 New Zealand 7:03.30.

Women

Eight – A Final: 1 United States 6:03.65, 2 Canada 6:04.39, 3 Britain 6:06.03.

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.

Lightweight Double Scull – C/D Semi-Final (First Three to C Final; rest to D Final) 1 Ireland (S McCrohan, C Lambe) 7:18.72, 2 France 7:18.91, 3 Spain 7:20.18; 4 Austria 7:21.99, 5 Korea 7:37.88, 6 Czech Republic 7:44.79.

Lightweight Single Scull – A Final: 1 Brazil 7:44.58, 2 Switzerland 7:48.24, 3 Germany 7:50.44. C Final (places 13 to 17): 1 Ireland (S Dolan) 8:22.91, 2 Portugal 8:27.96, 3 Thailand 8:28.22, 4 Sweden 8:33.50, 5 El Salvador 8:39.24.
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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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