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Walsh Qualifies for A Final in Tight Race

17th June 2017
Emma Fredh Wins from Mary Jones (closest) and Denise Walsh Emma Fredh Wins from Mary Jones (closest) and Denise Walsh

#Rowing: Denise Walsh qualifed for the A Final of the lightweight single sculls by finishing third in her semi-final at the World Cup Regatta in Poznan, Poland, today. Emma Fredh and Walsh battled with Mary Jones of the United States for the crucial top-three spots. Jones took over in second to Fredh at 1500 metres, with Walsh holding off Russia’s Anastasia Lebedeva for third. Walsh sprinted from there, but so did Jones, who took second.

Aifric Keogh and Aileen Crowley finished sixth in the pairs repechage, off the pace in a fast race. They will go to the B Final.

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


­Pair – Repechage (First Four to A Final; rest to B Final): Australia 7:15.41, 2 New Zealand 7:16.26, 3 Chile 7:17.86, 4 Britain 7:22.94; 5 United States Two 7:28.76, 6 Ireland (A Keogh, A Crowley) 7:35.93.

Lightweight Single Sculls – Semi-Finals (Three to A Final; rest to B Final) – Semi-Final One: 1 New Zealand 7:44.06, 2 Poland 7:45.45, 3 Switzerland 7:48.27.

Semi-Final Two: 1 Sweden (E Fredh) 7:40.68, 2 United States (M Jones) 7:41.38, 3 Ireland (D Walsh) 7:42.79; 4 Russia 7:44.47, 5 Netherlands 7:51.60, 6 Austria 7:58.54.

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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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