#ROWING: Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh finished third in their heat of the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam today. Just one crew qualified directly for the semi-finals and Lambe and Walsh were competitive and did not let early leaders Germany break away from them. However, Australia finished faster than both and won the race.
World Rowing Championships, Amsterdam (Selected Results; Irish interest)
Lightweight Single Sculls – Heat Two (First Four Directly to Quarter-Finals; rest to Repechage): 1 Portugal (P Fraga) 6:53.62, Australia (P Ward) 6:54.96, 3 Ireland (P O’Donovan) 6:57.65,
4 China (Jingbin Zhao) 7:03.13; 5 Slovakia 7:04.81, 6 Quatar 9:52.93.
Pair – Heat Two (First Three Directly to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage): 1 Britain (H Glover, H Stanning) 7:04.64, 2 Ireland (L Kennedy, L Dilleen) 7:15.29, 3 Canada (J Martins, K Bauder) 7:04.64; 4 Serbia 7:21.06, 5 Russia 7:24.48.
Lightweight Double Sculls – Heat One (Winner to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Australia (A McNamara, E Flecker) 6:57.15; 2 Germany 7:00.24, 3 Ireland (C Lambe, D Walsh) 7:01.23, 4 Russia 7:02.71, 5 Denmark 7:07.89.