2020 European Rowing Junior Championships Results
Ireland had two crews competing in the 2020 European Rowing Junior Championships in Belgrade this weekend. The Men’s Quad won a Silver Medal and both Crews reached the A Final. The Junior Women’s Quad of Holly Davis, Aoife Moloney, Alison Bergin and Molly Curry finished 5th in the A Final. The Junior Men’s Quad of Andrew Sheehan, Adam Murphy, Tom Kelly and Brian Colsh finished second in their A Final and secured their Silver Medal win.
Junior Women’s Quad
The A Final was won by the Romanian crew with the Irish crew finishing fifth in a very competitive Final.
The Junior Women’s Quad finished 4th in their Heat on Saturday morning and later went on to finish 2nd in their Repechage to qualify for the A-Final with a time of 07:00.14.
Junior Men’s Quad
Andrew, Adam, Tom and Brian won the Silver Medal on Sunday afternoon after a fiercely competitive A Final. The Russian crew won the Gold with Irish boat finishing close behind.
The Junior Men’s Quad finished 3rd in their Heat on Saturday morning and progressed straight to the A/B Semi-Final on Sunday morning. The Junior men’s finished 2nd in their Semi-Final and finished ahead of the Polish crew but finished behind the Czech boat.
Rowing Ireland’s High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni said, “I want to congratulate both crews, their coaches John Armstrong and Ciro Prisco and the Junior Coordinator Fran Keane for the excellent performances at the European Junior Championships. Both of our crews reached the A Final with the women’s quad finishing 5th and the men’s quad finishing second and winning the Silver medal. We have to remember that the JW4x had two of them still junior next year. The JM4x with 17 countries was a tough category with crews racing four times in a day and a half. Both crews trained very well at the National Rowing Centre, proving that the hard and good work pays off.
For this young group of athletes, this European Championship needs to be taken as the first step of a long journey.
Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, and support staff for hard working in achieving these performances. I would also like to thank the athletes’ parents and club coaches for their continued enthusiasm and support.
We look forward to continuing the success of the European Junior and U23 championships with the Senior European Championships on the 9th of October.”
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