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Indoor Rower Doyle Takes Silver Behind Record Breaker Ebbesen

27th January 2014
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Indoor Rower Doyle Takes Silver Behind Record Breaker Ebbesen

#INDOORROWING: Irish indoor rower Jonathan Doyle took a silver medal in a remarkable race at the European Indoor Championships in Copenhagen.

Five-time Olympic medallist Eskild Ebbesen of Denmark was cheered home to a gold medal in the 40-49 lightweight grade in a world record time of 6 minutes 16.8 seconds. The Dane crept inside the old world record of 6:17.1 with a stunning final quarter of one minute 31.1 seconds. Doyle settled for silver in 6:30.3, with Briton Alastair Peake third in 6:33.4.

Doyle held the world and British titles in his class, but said it was a privelege to be involved in this race.

The men’s open lightweight class was won in 5:56.7 by Henrik Stephansen of Denmark.

European Rowing Championships, Copenhagen (Selected Result):

Men, Lightweight – 40 to 49: 1 Danske Studenters Roklub One (E Ebbesen) 6:16.8, 2 Paddy Power IRC One (J Doyle) 6:30.3, 3 Bideford AAC One (A Peake) 6:33.4.

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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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