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Puspure Performs Under Pressure from Dukarska

18th February 2017
Sanita Puspure Sanita Puspure

#Rowing: Sanita Puspure and Monika Dukarska both produced good times as they placed first and second in the women’s single sculls trial at the Ireland Assessments at the National Rowing Centre. Dukarska, returning to the system she left last year, finished 37 seconds behind Puspure in the six kilometre time trial. She was a little disappointed not to get closer. Both women hit impressive marks (86.9 and 84.86) in terms of percentage of projected World gold medal-winning time.

 Denise Walsh was the fastest lightweight, taking third, while the fastest junior was Aoife Casey, who took fifth overall.

Ireland Assessment, National Rowing Centre (Selected Results; per centage of projected World gold medal time in category)


Pair – Senior Lightweight: S O’Driscoll, M O’Donovan 22 min 5 sec (86.49). Senior: St Michael’s (McKeon, Garvey) 23:53 (77.25). Junior: St Michael’s 23:56 (81.96).

Sculling, Single – Senior Lightweight: 1 P O’Donovan 23:06 (87.23), 2 G O’Donovan 23:20 (86.36), 3 C Beck 23:49 (84.6).

Senior: 1 D Lynch 23:27 (83.8) 2 S McKeown 23:53 (82.27), 3 K Mannix 24:23 (80.59). Junior 18: B O’Flynn 24:17.


Pair – Senior: 1 A Feeley, A Keogh 25 min 26 sec (80.80), 2 R Gilligan, E Lambe 25:50 (79.55), 3 A Mason, T Hanlon 25:58 (79.41). Junior: Fermoy 25:59 (84.01).

Sculling, Single – Senior: 1 S Puspure 24:36 (86.99), 2 M Dukarska 25:13 (84.86), 3 E Hegarty 26:49 (79.80). Senior Lightweight: D Walsh 26:11 (84.79). Junior: A Casey 26:51 (84.73).


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