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Brave Walsh Sculls Home After Being Rescued From Capsize

17th June 2016
Brave Walsh Sculls Home After Being Rescued From Capsize

#Rowing: Denise Walsh capsized with 300 metres to go in her repechage of the World Cup in Poznan. The Skibbereen woman was well in contention for an A/B semi-final place, lying third going into the last quarter. But she stopped and then, not long after resuming, her boat flipped over almost competely. Rescue craft rushed to her and took minutes to take her out of the water. The Skibbereen woman was out of the race, but not out of determination: she climbed back in the boat. Though she was not listed as finishing, she sculled to the end.   

World Cup Regatta, Poznan, Poland (Irish interest; selected results)

Men

Lightweight Pair - Heat Two (First to A Final; rest to Repechage): 1 Britain (J Cassells, S Scrimgeour) 6:44.66; 4 Ireland (M O'Donovan, S O'Driscoll) 6:48.29.

Lightweight Double Sculls - Heats (Winner to A Final; rest to Repechages) - Heat One: 1 France 6:19.48; 3 Britain (W Fletcher, R Chambers) 6:25.13. Heat Two: 1 Norway 6:18.90; 2 Ireland (G O'Donovan, P O'Donovan) 6:19.45, 3 Austria 6:34.23.  

Women

Lightweight Double Sculls - Heats (Winner to A Final; rest to Repechages) - Heat One: 1 Netherlands 7:04.01. Heat Two: 1 Ireland (C Lambe, S Lynch) 7:05.36; 2 Poland 7:06.48, 3 Netherlands Two 7:09.28.

Lightweight Single Sculls - Heat Two (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechages): 1 Denmark (A Runge Holmegaard) 7:55.99, 2 Netherlands Three (A Van Zomeren) 7:56.83; 3 Ireland (D Walsh) 8:11.09. Repechage (First Two to A/B Semi-Final; Three to Five to C Final): Walsh 11:32.83 (orginally listed as DNF)

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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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