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Barrow a happy coach as SA boats power on in Korea

South African have a full house of boats into semi-finals at the World Rowing Championshps in Chungju, Korea, writes Mark Etheridge.

That’s after the lightweight men’s fours won their repechage on Wednesday.

After Tuesday’s action, the team had four boats into semi’s, two of them directly and the other two via the repechage route.

“Great, we have all five of our boats in the semi-finals, now to push on for more,” said national coach Roger Barrow from Korea.

The men’s fours, who won gold at the London Olympics last year, struggled a bit on Tuesday with James Thompson being one of many hit by a stomach bug. They are also adapting to Mike Voerman replacing Matthew Brittain temporarily in the gold medal-winning combo.

“The guys were much better in the rep but we still need more speed from them to get into the A Final but we’re on the right track ÔÇô tomorrow is another day,” said Barrow.

Jane Grant
Jane Grant

Hi Members of the rowing community of South Africa are all well aware of the World Rowing Championships currently being held in Korea. South Africa has various teams entered but alas, again we only hear or read about how well the able-bodied rowers are doing. There are various para-rowers (adaptive) who have taken part in the above event. One team in particular have done very well - LTAMix 4+ who won the bronze medal in their category yesterday narrowly missing out on the silver medal. Well done to the team of:- Gavin Kilpatrick Dieter Rosslee Shannon Murray Lucy Perold Willie Morgan Please if possible, would you also give our para-rowers some media / news exposure. Thanks & Regards Jane Grant

Mark Etheridge
Mark Etheridge

Thanx for the update Jane ... yes, I've been keeping tabs with Roger over there and know that Sandra also rowed today in her event. Will most definitely credit our LTAMix4+ team in today's round-up. Thanx a ton and keep in touch please. Mark Etheridge (Road to Rio 2016 website and magazine editor)