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Paul and Gary O'Donovan Take Place in A Final in Lucerne

28th May 2016
Paul O'Donovan, stroke of the Ireland lightweight double. Picture: Kaspars Puspurs. Paul O'Donovan, stroke of the Ireland lightweight double. Picture: Kaspars Puspurs.

#Rowing: Ireland’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan took third place in their semi-final of the lightweight double sculls and secured a spot in the A Final at the World Cup Regattta in Lucerne. Britain’s Will Fletcher and Richard Chambers (a Coleraine man) had a disappointing heat but made up for it here: they started well and led until headed by Norway. Behind both, Ireland held off Poland to take the last qualification place. France were the fastest crew of the day in winning the first semi-final, with South Africa and the United States also going through.

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

Men

Lightweight Double Sculls – Semi-Finals (Three to A Final; rest to B Final) – Semi-Final One: 1 France (P Houin, J Azou) 6:19.16, 2 South Africa 6:21.91, 3 United States 6:22.15.

Semi-Final Two: 1 Norway (K Brun, A Strandli) 6:19.63, 2 Britain (W Fletcher, R Chambers) 6:21.37, 3 Ireland (G O’Donovan, P O’Donovan) 6:23.30; 4 Poland 6:24.08, 5 Switzerland 6:33.62, 6 Chile 6:40.20.

Women

Lightweight Double Sculls – Semi-Finals (Three to A Final; rest to B Final) – Semi-Final One: 1 New Zealand 7:01.10, 2 South Africa 7:01.16, China One 7:03.37.

Semi-Final Two: 1 Canada (L Jennerich, P Obee) 6:58.88, 2 Denmark 7:00.91, 3 2 China Two 7:01.80; 4 Ireland (C Lambe, S Lynch) 7:02.23.

 

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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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