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Lambe Denied A Medal in Exciting Finish of World Rowing Championship Final

15th July 2012
Lambe Denied A Medal in Exciting Finish of World Rowing Championship Final

# ROWING: Ireland’s Claire Lambe had a bronze medal snatched from her in the final stages of the A Final of the lightweight single sculls at the World Under-23 Championships at Trakai in Lithuania this morning. Anna Ioannou of Cyprus came from fourth to pass the Dubliner in the final charge. Alena Kryvaseyenka of Belarus dominated the race, while Sweden's Emma Fred took silver.

Ireland had good results in the B Finals of two other women’s events. Holly Nixon and Laura D’Urso won their B Final (placing seventh overall) and Lisa Dilleen was second in the women’s single sculls B Final (eighth overall). The Galway woman made a great drive right at the finish and missed out on winning by .4 of a second.

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


Double Scull - B Final (places 7-12): 1 Ireland (L D’Urso, H Nixon) 7:28.40, 2 Switzerland 7:33.73, 3 Germany 7:35.55, 4 United States 7:38.89, 5 Italy 7:43.72, 6 Romania 7:52.93.

Single Scull – B Final (places 7-12): 1 Hungary (K Gyimes) 8:07.40, 2 Ireland (L Dilleen) 8:07.74, 3 Bulgaria (L-M Rusinova) 8:13.74, 4 Netherlands 8:13.79, 5 Poland 8:15.57, 6 France 8:23.58.

Lightweight Single Scull – A Final: 1 Belarus (A Kryvasheyenka) 8:09.34, 2 Sweden (E Fred) 8:19.40, 3 Cyprus (A Ioannou) 8:22.85, 4 Ireland (C Lambe) 8:24.42, 5 Netherlands 8:28.67, 6 South Africa 8:33.66.

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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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