#Rowing: Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley took an encouraging second place in their heat as they qualified for the quarter finals in the women’s pair at the World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria. The United States looked to have the win wrapped up, but Ireland raced to the line and pushed them at the finish.
Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll finished sixth in their heat of the men’s pair. They were not in the mix for the top-four placing which would have seen them directly into the quarter-finals, and must compete in a repechage.
World Rowing Championships, Linz, Austria, Day One (Irish interest)
Pair – Heat One (First Four to Quarter-Finals; rest to Repechage):
6 Ireland (M O’Donovan, S O’Driscoll) 6:50.51.
Pair – Heat Four (First Four to Quarter-Finals; rest to Repechage):
2 Ireland (A Crowley, M Dukarska) 7:13.30