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Puspure Holds Off German Challenge to Qualify for World Cup Semi-Final

15th June 2012
Puspure Holds Off German Challenge to Qualify for World Cup Semi-Final

# ROWING: Sanita Puspure held off Germany’s Peggy Waleska to take second place in her heat and secure automatic qualification for tomorrow’s semi-final of the single scull at the World Cup regatta in Munich. The race was won well by Fie Udby Erichsen of Denmark.

Waleska is chasing selection by Germany as their representative in London 2012, but she could not catch Puspure, who was competing for the first time since she secured her spot at the Olympic Games.

Claire Lambe finished third in her heat of the lightweight single scull and third again in her repechage, where she was outsprinted for the crucial second place. The Ireland Adaptive Four missed out on an A Final place when they finished a close-up fifth in their repechage.

World Cup, Munich (Irish interest)

Women

Single Scull (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechages) – Heat One: 1 Belarus (E Karsten) 7:46.62, 2 Norway (T Gjoertz) 7:53.27. Heat Two: 1 Denmark (FU Erichsen) 7:46.50, 2 Ireland (S Puspure) 7:51.85; 3 Germany 7:54.79, 4 Lithuania Two 8:14.10, 6 Korea 8:18.66. heat three: 1 Azerbaijan (N Mustafayeva) 7:50.53, 2 Lithuania (D Vistartaite) 7:54.00. Heat Four: 1 New Zealand (E Twigg) 7:45.76, 2 Serbia (I Obradovic) 7:49.23.

Lightweight Single Scull, Heat Three (First Directly to A/B Semi-Final, rest to Repechage): 1 Germany (L Pless) 8:04.51; 2 Sweden 8:05.33, 3 Ireland (C Lambe) 8:17.16, 4 Finland 8:20.69, 5 Algeria 8:26.75. Repechage One (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals): 1 Switzerland (P Weisshaupt) 7:51.00, 2 Hungary (Z Hajdu) 7:54.57; 3 Ireland (Lambe) 8:01.01, 4 Mexico 8:05.48.

Adaptive - Legs, Trunk and Arms Mixed Four, coxed (1,000m) – Heat One (First to A Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Britain 3:34.42; 2 France 3:40.69, 3 Ireland (A-M McDaid, S Caffrey, S Ryan, K du Toit; H Arbuthnot) 3:48.64, 4 Belarus 3:58.35. Repechage (First Four to A Final): 1 Ukraine 3:32.65, 2 Canada 3:37.14, 3 France 3:37.16, 4 Brazil 3:40.78; 5 Ireland 3:41.04, 6 Belarus.

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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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