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Puspure in Command in European Heat

6th May 2016
Sanita Puspure and Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus at the World Cup in Varese. Sanita Puspure and Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus at the World Cup in Varese.

#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her heat of the single sculls at the European Rowing Championships in Brandenburg, Germany, this morning. The Ireland competitor disputed the lead with Mathilde Hodgkins-Byrne of Britain in the early stages of the race, but took over on her own by half way and beat second-placed Elza Gulbe of Latvia by over four seconds. Gulbe and Hodgkins-Byrne also qualified directly for the semi-finals. Mirka Knapkova and Ekaterina Karsten were the top two in the second heat and Magdalena Lobnig won the third.

European Championships, Brandenburg, Germany – Day One (Selected results, Irish interest)

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Single Sculls – Heat One (First three to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to repechage): 1 Ireland (S Puspure) 8:09.55, 2 Latvia (E Gulbe) 8:13.73, 3 Britain (M Hodgkins-Byrne) 8:16.21.

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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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