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Cork rowers progress at World Championships

Friday, 14th September, 2018 11:21am

Cork’s interest in the World Rowing Championships is set to continue into the weekend, with a number of Leesiders in the finals.

Sanita Puspure was first over the line in her women’s single sculls semi-final in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this morning. The Latvian-born Cork-based oarswomen has secured a favourable draw for her final, which takes place tomorrow at 12.19pm Irish time.

Puspure joined Rio silver medallists Paul and Gary O’Donovan, who came through in third place in their lightweight men’s double sculls on Thursday to qualify for their A final on Saturday . The Skibbereen duo overcame tough conditions to battle through their semi-final on Thursday, having been outside the qualifying places until the halfway mark.

Heavyweight men’s pair and reigning lightweight world champions Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan, who had a tough race in the morning’s quarter final where they placed fifth, took to the water again for the C/D semi-final, coming through in an incredibly tight race to progress to the C final.

There was also success for UCC’s Ronan Byrne and Philip Doyle of QUBBC, who dominated their men’s heavyweight double race, winning by more than three second to secure their place in today’s A/B semi-final.

Elsewhere, the women’s pair of UCC’s Emily Hegarty and Aifric Keogh also won their semi-final to qualify for the A final on Saturday. Placing fifth throughout the majority of the race, they eventually crossed the line ahead of Italy by 0.2 seconds. The lightweight women’s double of Denise Walsh and Aoife Casey also won their C/D semi-final to qualify for the C final of their event.

The World Rowing Championships run until Sunday 16 September.

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