New Zealand might be currently leading the medal tally at the Australian Youth Cup but after a strong day's racing the NSW team are within "striking distance".
So says NSW Team Manager and RNSW Sport Development Officer Ian Evans.
"We had a strong start to the regatta and right now we're just a few points behind New Zealand," Ian said.
"And New Zealand are the powerhouse team. With a few strong results tomorrow we will stay within striking distance, and we'll aim to stay there right up until the last races."
NSW highlights for the day included Ed White and Tom Gunton's gold medal in the Men’s Coxless Pair. Centred at SIRC in Lane 5 for the final the pair strode out to a seven second lead at the 1500m mark only to increase that to more than 11 seconds at the finish line, finishing nearly five boat lengths ahead of New Zealand in second, with the Queensland crew taking the bronze.
Not to be outshone, the NSW girls also got amongst the medals, with Genevieve Horton and India Evans taking out the Women’s Coxless Pair Division Two final, also by an impressive 11 second margin.
NSW’s Rory Glover was unlucky not to have a gold medal hung around his neck after being inched out in the final of the Men’s Single Scull Division One, just 0.14 seconds separating Rory from Kiwi winner Lewis Hollows.
After Day One New Zealand lead the medal tally with 10 (six gold and four silver) while a few strong results could see NSW step to the top of the leaderboard, the locals recording a seven-medal haul (three gold, two silver and two bronze).
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