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Dilleen Eases Into Semi-Final at World Under-23 Rowing Championships

12th July 2012
Dilleen Eases Into Semi-Final at World Under-23 Rowing Championships

# ROWING: Lisa Dilleen showed her experience to impressive effect as she qualified for the A/B semi-finals of the World Under-23 single scull in Lithuania by placing second in her first race. Two places were on offer from the heat and Rikke Quist of Denmark took a firm hold of first place early and did not let go. Behind her the Daphne Socha of France showed well early in the contest, but Dilleen – who has competed at this level as both a junior and under-23 athlete - passed her with a push after half way and then did enough to repel the charge of Madison Lips of the United States.

World Under-23 Championships, Trakai, Lithuania, Day Two (Irish interest)


Double Scull – Heat Three (First Three directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to repechage): 1 Austria (M Lobnig, L Farthofer) 7:24.99, 2 France 7:29.62, Ireland (L D’Urso, H Nixon) 7:31.90; 4 Romania 7:42.91, 5 Croatia 7:47.31

Single Scull – Heat One (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Final; rest to repechage): 1 Denmark (R Quist) 7:49.16, 2 Ireland (L Dilleen) 7:54.72; 3 United States 7:59.12, 4 Belgium 8:05.15, 5 France 8:08.88.

Lightweight Single Scull – Heat One (First directly to A/B Semi-Final, rest to repechage): 1 Cyprus (A Ioannou) 8:07.34, 2 Ireland (C Lambe) 8:12.84.

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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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