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Rowers shine in Poznan

The country’s rowers continue to excel in the world championships in Poznan, Poland.

After Lawrence Ndlovu, our men’s lightweight single scull, won his second round repechage to go through to Friday’s semi-final on Saturday against opponents from New Zealand, Greece, Britain, Japan and Italy he said: “Each race seems to get better and better, I feel that I am learning something new each time I race with the best”

Said coach Roger Barrow: “Today we got another two great results. First it was the men’s lightweight pair of Matthew Brittain and John Smith. John ┬áis one of the youngest competitors at the world championships ┬á(only 19 years old). ┬áThey won the rep in a fast time of 6:38 and go into the A-final on Sunday.”

According to Barrow, the cracker race had to be the lightweight men’s double which is a highly contested event.

“James Thompson and Andrew Polasek had to finish in the top two places to move onto the semi-final on Friday. ┬áThey did┬á this with a very fast start, being able to maintain their position down the courseand┬á holding off a fast USA to the line.”

Peter Lambert also raced in the C/D semi-final which would give him a ranking of 13 to 24.  He came second in his semi-final so he will race  in the C-final on Friday.

As matters stand we now have 1 A-final and 3 A/B semi-finals, and 1 C final.


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