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O'Donovans Take Place in Lucerne Semi-Final

27th May 2016
O'Donovans Take Place in Lucerne Semi-Final

#Rowing: Ireland qualified directly for their second semi-final of the morning at the World Cup in Lucerne as Paul and Gary O’Donovan took second in their heat of the lightweight double sculls. South Africa, the crew with the world’s best time, led all the way and won. Ireland took over in second by half way and finished under a second behind the South Africans. They held off a push by Switzerland in the final quarter. The Swiss also qualified.  

World Cup Regatta, Lucerne, Switzerland (Irish interest, selected results)


Lightweight Double Sculls – Heats (Three to A/B Semi-finals; rest to Repechage) – Heat One: 1 South Africa 6:21.98, 2 Ireland (G O’Donovan, P O’Donovan) 6:22.89, 3 Switzerland One 6:31.36; 4 Japan One 6:38.28, 5 Angola 6:55.06. Heat Two: 1 France One 6:20.94, 2 Poland One 6:25.55, 3 Brazil 6:35.48. Heat Three: 1 Norway 6:21.26, 2 United States 6:23.33, 3 Britain 6:37.22.  


Lightweight Double Sculls – Heats (Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechage) – Heat One: 1 South Africa 6:57.90, 2 China Two 7:01.11. Heat Two: 1 Canada 6:56.56, 2 China One 6:57.98.

Heat Three: 1 New Zealand 7:00.16, 2 Ireland (C Lambe, S Jennings) 7:01.90; 3 Germany One 7:05.79, 4 Russia One 7:06.01, 5 Chile One.


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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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