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Rowers pull to finals
- Updated: August 26, 2009
Our rowers are making steady progress at the world championships in Poznan, Poland.
The A and B finals are rowed on Saturday and Sunday and already our Olympic pairing of Ramon Di Clemente and Shaun Keeling are through the first round and will race the semi-final on Thursday where they will come up against Britain, Greece, Serbia, Czech Republic and Poland.
The first three in the semi-final go through to the A final.
Lawrence Ndlovu, our men’s lightweight single scull, won his second round repechage and goes through to the semi-final on Saturday against opponents from New Zealand, Greece, Britain, Japan and Italy. Once again its the first three through to the A-Final.
The lightweight double scull combo of James Thompson and Andrew Polasek have also gone through the first round and will race repechage Wednesday where they need to come in the top two to go to the semi-final.
Matthew Brittain and John Smith, in the lightweight pairs have gone through the first round to Wednesday’s repechage and also need a top two finish. Scull Peter Lamber, came third in his rep Wednesday and races the C/D semi-finals Wednesday which will decide the final.
Teach coach Roger Barrow says the team have raced well, but the next three days are very important to set up the finals.