#Rowing: Ireland’s Aifric Keogh and Aileen Crowley took second in the B Final of the women’s pairs at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida, placing this new crew eighth in the world. Both Ireland and Italy had good starts and the race developed into a battle between the two. Ireland led with a quarter of the race left, but Italy upped the rate and passed them. Keogh and Crowley came back, but could not retake the lead.
Enniskillen woman Holly Nixon stroked the British quadruple which took bronze behind the Netherlands and Poland.
World Rowing Championships, Day Seven – Irish interest
Pair – B Final (Places seven to 11): 1 Italy 7:17.76, 2 Ireland (A Crowley, A Keogh) 7:19.89, 3 Serbia 7:23.75.
Quadruple – A Final: 1 Netherlands 6:16.72, 2 Poland 6:17.71, 3 Britain (4: H Nixon) 6:19.93.