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United States Pip Ireland Double at World Cup Rowing

20th June 2014
United States Pip Ireland Double at World Cup Rowing

#ROWING: The new Ireland lightweight double scull of Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh missed out by one place on qualifying directly for the A/B semi-finals at the World Cup Regatta at Aiguebelette in France. The first two crews from the heat, which was run on a time trial basis, qualified. Britain’s Imogen Walsh and Kat Copeland, who went off first and set a very fast pace, won. The United States held Ireland out of second by .84 of a second. Ireland will have a second chance in a repechage.

World Cup Regatta, Aiguebelette, France, Day One (Selected Results, Irish interest)


Lightweight Single Sculls – Heats (Time Trials; First Two Directly Through to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage) – Heat One: 1 China (Tiexin Wang) 7:02.36, 2 France (D Piqueras) 7:07.64; 5 Ireland Two (M O’Donovan) 7:20.78

Heat Three: 1 Ireland One (P O’Donovan) 7:11.34, 2 Britain (Z Lee-Green) 7:15.60.


Pair – Heat Two (First Three to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage): 1 Canada (N Mastracci, S Grainger) 7:13.29, 2 United States Two (G Luczak, C Lind) 7:13.87, 3 Ireland (L Kennedy, L Dilleen) 7:18.15; 4 Germany Two 7:32.77, 5 China Two 7:37.06.

Lightweight Double Sculls – Heat Two (First Two Directly to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage): 1 Britain One (I Walsh, K Copeland) 7:02.44, 2 United States (D Karz, M Sechser) 7:07.21; 3 Ireland (C Lambe, D Walsh) 5:21.89, 4 Mexico Two 7:20.55, 5 Belarus 7:20.95

Pararowing – Arms and Shoulders Men’s Single Sculls – Heat Two (First to A Final; rest to Repechage): 5 Ireland (T Kelly)

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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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