#Rowing: The Ireland pair of Fionnán McQuillan-Tolan and Patrick Boomer finished fifth in their repechage today at the World Rowing Championships in Florida. They will compete in the C Final. The top three secured places in the A/B Semi-Finals. Serbia were impressive winners, taking over from Spain in the middle stages. These two held the top spots to the finish. Behind them the United States clung on to third.
Ireland pushed fourth-placed Argentina hard in the third quarter, but it was the South Americans who finished best – they came close to ousting the United States and taking the crucial third spot. The host country held on by just .35 of a second.
World Rowing Championships, Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida – Day Three (Irish interest):
Pair – Repechage (First Three to A/B Semi-Final; rest to C Final): 1 Serbia 6:38.05, 2 Spain 6:40.24, 3 United States 6:41.46; 5 Ireland (F McQuillan-Tolan, P Boomer) 6:47.01.