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Puspure Qualifies Ireland Single Scull For Olympic Games

24th May 2016
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Olympic Bound: Emma Twigg, Sanita Puspure, Ekaterina Karsten and Fie-Udby Erichsen after qualifying for the Olympic Games in Lucerne today. Olympic Bound: Emma Twigg, Sanita Puspure, Ekaterina Karsten and Fie-Udby Erichsen after qualifying for the Olympic Games in Lucerne today.

#Rowing: Sanita Puspure qualified a third Ireland boat for the Olympic Games today. The 34-year-old single sculler took the second of four Rio places at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Lucerne. Emma Twigg had her expected win in the event, and Puspure held fifth through 500 metres and half way. However, by the three-quarter mark the Ireland sculler was third behind Twigg and Fie Udby Erichsen, and she moved into second by the finish. Ekaterina Karsten took the third qualification place and Erichsen the final one.

Olympic Qualification Regatta, Lucerne, Switzerland (Irish interest; selected results)

Women

Single Sculls – Final (First Four Qualify for Olympic Games): 1 New Zealand (E Twigg) 7:21.87, 2 Ireland (S Puspure) 7:24.76, 3 Belarus (E Karsten) 7:25.94, 4 Denmark (F Erichsen)  7:26.47; 5 Ukraine 7:28.61, 6 Latvia 7:43.84.

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