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Ireland Rowing Pair Strike Gold in Italy

11th April 2015
Ireland Rowing Pair Strike Gold in Italy

#ROWING: Ireland's Leonora Kennedy and Monika Dukarska took gold on their first outing together as a pair at the Memorial Paola d'Aloja regatta in Piediluco in Italy today. They held off Spain, who took second, and four Italian crews in the final. Claire Lambe and Denise Walsh, in the lightweight double sculls, took bronze, and Siobhán McCrohan just missed out on a medal, finishing fourth in the ligthweight single sculls. Sanita Puspure, who has been ill, finished fourth in the single sculls. She has been withdrawn from the rest of the regatta.

Memorial Paolo d'Aloja Regatta, Piediluco, (A Finals unless stated; Irish interest)
Women
Pair: 1 Ireland (L Kennedy, M Dukarska) 7:35.74, 2 Spain 7:37.11, 3 Italy Two 7:38.79.
Lightweight Double Sculls: 1 South Africa 7:11.05, 2 Italy 7:17.41, 3 Ireland (C Lambe, D Walsh) 7:18.97.
Single Sculls: 1 Switzerland (J Gmelin) 7:56.63, 2 Greece Two (A Asoumanaki) 7:57.42, 3 Zimbabwe (M Thornycroft) 7:58.40; 4 Ireland (S Puspure) 8:01.67.
Lightweight Single Sculls: 1 Switzerland (P Merz) 7:46.88, 2 South Africa (K Johnstone) 7:49.80, 3 Switzerland Two (R Frederique) 7:20.25; 4 Ireland (S McCrohan) 7:50.35.

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