The New South Welshmen and Welshwomen were of fire at World Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Lightweight Men's Quadruple Scull - 5th 5:56.08
Starting with Sean Murphy (Mosman) in the Lightweight Men’s Quadruple Scull. The lightweight lads had a solid race through the middle 1000m, however finished in 5th place, just 3 seconds off the dais.
Lightweight Women's Quad - 1st Gold 6:26.32
In the lightweight women’s quad race NSW’s own Georgia Miansarow (SUBC) and her mates were electric leading the race from start to finish also taking Australia’s first gold medal for the World Cup.
These great gals also made the A final of the Heavyweight quad and finished in 6th Place.
Men's Four - 11th - 6:08.96
Next up we saw Campbell Watts (SUBC) in the B Final of the Men’s Four. A very young crew, these fellas had a great performance looking very sharp as they came down the course. Unfortunately the experience of their competition proved too much for them and they finished in 5th place with a time of 6:08.96.
Women's Quad - 3rd Bronze 6:24.59
Three Quarters of the Women’s Quad were made up of Welshwomen and they represented their Country magnificently. Leah Saunders, Rowena Meredith and Genevieve Horton rowed a very fast first 500 however were rowed through into the bronze medal position where the eventually finished the race. A great result for the young crew! Genevieve, Rowena and Caitlin now link up with Harriet Hudson to train for the upcoming U23 World Champs before heading home to finish their campaign at The World Champs in Florida later this year.
Men's 8 - 2nd Silver 5:24.80
Carrying 5/8ths of the 2017 Kings Cup winners this was a surprise entry that certainly paid off, leaving commentator Sarah Cook speechless at parts of the race. The men’s eight made up of Spencer Turrin (Sydney), Jack Hargreaves (SUBC), Alex Purnell (SUBC), Hamish Playfair (UTS) and Angus Moore (Sydney) this eight were rapid. Finishing half a canvas down on the German world record holders is no mean feat. We are excited to see what the men’s team will enter at the world champs in 79 days!
A special mention to the Women’s four who also took gold and the men's coxed pair who won silver.
We are all looking forward to seeing the team at the world champs in the months to come.
Photo Credit: Rowing Australia
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