#Rowing: Denise Walsh took a fine second place in her heat of the lightweight single sculls to qualify directly for the semi-finals of the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland, today. Patricia Merz of Switzerland won, while the Skibbereen woman held off a challenge by Joanna Dorociak of Poland, who will compete in a repechage.
The heat was the fastest of three in tailwind conditions. Emma Fredh of Sweden and newcomer Jackie Kiddle of New Zealand won the other heats.
World Cup Regatta, Poznan, Poland, Day One (Selected Results; Irish interest)
Lightweight Single Sculls Heats (First Two to A/B Semi-Finals; rest to Repechages – Heat One: 1 New Zealand (J Kiddle) 7:30.91, 2 Russia (A Lebedeva) 7:31.79. Heat Two: 1 Sweden One (E Fredh) 7:33.26, 2 Germany (L Pieper) 7:41.81. Heat Three: 1 Switzerland (P Merz) 7:29.28, 2 Ireland (D Walsh) 7:32.72; 3 Poland One 7:36.38.