World Rowing U23 Champs two gold medals
New Zealand takes two silver medals on the final day of the World Rowing U23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, United States.
Six of New Zealand’s eight crews contested A Finals, with four crews contesting A and B Finals on the last day of the regatta, including the men’s double scull and men’s four both taking silver.
Silver medalists in the men’s double scull Jack Lopas and Ollie Maclean, both of whom are based in the USA, were joined by coach Logan Keys at Princeton University in early June for a training camp ahead of the regatta. Lopas and Maclean now return to Yale University and the University of California respectively.
Great Britain finished at the top of the World Rowing U23 Championships medal table with Italy in second and Germany in third.
Men’s Double Scull (BM2x) - A Final
Jack Lopas and Ollie Maclean placed second and took silver in their men’s double scull A Final.
“We did everything that we could there but they were just faster at the end. It’s been a great week and I’ve really enjoyed the course and the event. Jack Lopas
Lopas and Maclean recorded the fastest times for heats and A/B semi-finals.
Men’s Four (BM4-) - A Final
Ben Taylor, Sam Jones, Thomas Mackintosh and Thomas Russel placed second and took silver in the A Final of the men’s four.
Women’s Four (BW4-) - B Final
Jemma James, Grace Watson, Cat Layburn and Charlotte Spence placed second in the B Final of the women’s four.
Lightweight Men’s Double Scull (BLM2x) - B Final
Isaac Everitt and Chris Stockley placed second in the B final of the lightweight men’s double scull.
- Angus Macfarlane, Luca Kirwan, Blake Bradshaw, Flynn Watson and coxswain Natalie Bocock placed fourth in the men’s coxed four A Final (0.8 seconds off third place and only 1.4 seconds off first place)
- Laura Glen, Katherine Lush, Kathryn Glen and Veronica Wall placed fifth in the women’s quad A Final
- Ruby Willis and Grace Holland placed sixth in the women’s pair A Final
- George Howat, Ben Kirsop, Mark Taylor and Jonathan Kumarich placed sixth in the men’s quad A Final.