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Puspure Wins Heat at Olympic Qualification Regatta

22nd May 2016
Puspure Wins Heat at Olympic Qualification Regatta

#Rowing: Sanita Puspure won her heat at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne this morning and qualified directly for the semi-finals. Three places were available, but the Ireland single sculler took the lead early, and never relinquished it, though under pressure from double Olympic champion Ekaterina Karsten, who finished second. Nataliya Dovgodko of the Ukraine took third.

There is one extra place available for women’s single scullers at the qualifier as an invitation place set aside for delegations from small countries has not been taken up. Four will now qualify.   

Olympic Qualification Regatta, Lucerne, Switzerland (Irish interest; selected results) – Day One:  


Single Sculls – Heat One (First Three to A/B Semi-Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Ireland (S Puspure) 7:38.55, 2 Belarus (E Karsten) 7:40.08, 3 Ukraine (N Dovgodko) 7:48.35; 4 Serbia 8:01.63, 5 Italy 8:03.08.

Heat Two: 1 Denmark (F Erichsen) 7:35.43, 2 Latvia (E Gulbe) 7:41.72, 3 Germany (J Richter) 7:42.23.

Heat Three: 1 New Zealand (E Twigg) 7:31.10, 2 Britain (M Hodgkins-Byrne) 7:39.01, 3 Russia (J Levina) 7:42.64.  


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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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