#Rowing: Ireland’s Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty finished third in the women’s pair B Final as the rain came down at the World Cup Regatta in Belgrade. The racing for the day had been brought forward because of the forecast of storms and as this last race progressed the bad weather swept in. Poland had taken the lead early and not yielded it. Keogh and Hegarty also slotted into a spot, third, and despite changes in the order, they finished there, closing up fast on second-placed China Three coming to the line.
Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley also took third in the B Final of the women’s double, placing ninth overall. France, Switzerland and Ireland moved away from the field early on and crossed the line in that order.
The Ireland lightweight double of Denise Walsh and Margaret Cremen took sixth in their B Final, 12th overall. The were off the pace in a race won by Canada.
World Cup Regatta, Belgrade, Day Three (Irish interest)
Lightweight Double Sculls – A Final: 1 Poland 6:13.04, 2 Belgium 6:14.09, 3 (G O’Donovan, P O’Donovan) 6:14.10; 4 Canada Two 6:17.27, 5 Austria 6:17.32, 6 Switzerland Two 6:23.87.
Pair – B Final: 1 Poland 7:14.30; 3 Ireland (A Keogh, E Hegarty) 7:16.37.
Double Sculls – B Final: 1 France 6:58.86; 3 Ireland (A Crowley, M Dukarska) 7:03.79.
Lightweight Double Sculls – B Final: 1 Canada 6:55.88; 6 Ireland (M Cremen, D Walsh) 7:07.77.
Single Sculls – A Final: 1 Switzerland (J Gmelin) 7:22.78, 2 Ireland (S Puspure) 7:25.30, 3 Austria (M Lobnig) 7:25.51; 4 Germany 7:27.84, 5 Britain 7:27.93, 6 Denmark 7:31.96.