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Rowers return wiser
- Updated: November 7, 2010
Team SA returns from the Rowing World Championships in New Zealand with their heads held high, writes Mark Etheridge.
Both our pair and four combinations were in B-Final action on Lake Karapiro on Saturday.
A solid performance from the four — made up of Tony Paladin, James Thompson, John Smith, Lawrence Ndlovu — where they ended fifth in the B-Final earned them a ranking of 11th in the world.
The fours team were somewhat hampered by illness with Thompson suffering from a severe cough after the repechage stages.
The pair then went on to win their B-Final which saw them ending seventh in the world.
Commenting on the pairs (Ramon di Clemente and PeterLambert, team manager Roger Barrow said: “The pair put their bow ball in front and came home with a win. There is a long road ahead but we are prepared for the journey.”
The South Africans now start the long journey home and will be keen to swop the windy waters of Lake Karapiro for the familiar waters of Roodeplaat Dam.