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Ireland's O'Driscoll and O'Donovan Secure Semi-Final Place at Under-23 Rowing

26th July 2013
Ireland's O'Driscoll and O'Donovan Secure Semi-Final Place at Under-23 Rowing

#WorldUnder-23Rowing: Shane O’Driscoll and Gary O’Donovan brought Ireland a second semi-final place this morning at the World Under-23 Championships at Linz in Austria. The repechage of the lightweight double sculls turned into a three-way battle for two places between Ireland, Britain and Chile. The Irish got through in second, securing qualification. Britain won the race by a single second.

Paul O'Donovan, Gary's younger brother, had secured his semi-final place by winning his quarter-final of  the lightweight single sculls. 

Adam Boreham, who travelled as a reserve for the Ireland pair and four, finished sixth in quarter-final of the men’s single sculls and and sixth in the C/D semi-finals. He will compete in the D Final for places 19 to 24.

World Under-23 Rowing Championships, Day Two (Irish interest, selected results)


Single Sculls – (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals) – Quarter-Final Four: 1 Germany (H Trzybinski) 7:13.77, 2 Belgium (H Obreno) 7:16.00, 3 Norway (J Boehn) 7:19.41; 4 Australia 7:20.20, 5 United States 7:27.76, 6 Ireland (A Boreham) 7:42.11. C/D Semi-Finals: 6 Boreham 7:36.30.

Lightweight Double Sculls – Repechage Two (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals): 1 (S Sykes, J Copus) 6:49.89, 2 Ireland (S O’Driscoll, G O’Donovan) 6:50.89; 3 Greece 6:52.79, 4 Chile 6:59.23, 5 Slovenia 7:02.67.

Lightweight Single Sculls – (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to C/D Semi-Finals) – Quarter-Final Three: 1 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 7:11.32, 2 Turkey (E Kusku) 7:14.06, 3 Hungary (B Tamas) 7:14.54; 4 Chile 7:17.11, 5 Mexico 7:35.88, 6 Estonia 7:46.20.

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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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