Siobhán McCrohan is World Champion and two more boats have qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Another successful day in the books for the Irish crews at the 2023 World Rowing Championships.
Siobhán McCrohan is the 2023 Lightweight Women’s Scull World Champion. The Tribesmen rower put in an amazing performance, taking the gold medal with clear water ahead of the other competitors. It was a close race for the first 1000 metres going back and forth between McCrohan and the rowers from the USA and Mexico, but in the second half, McCrohan showed her strength in the tough conditions and pulled into the lead.
After taking a significant break in her rowing career, Siobhán has made huge improvement from when she first competed this year at the European Championships. In 2010 and 2011 Siobhán rowed in the lightweight double with Claire Lambe in the hopes to qualify for the London Olympics. Since then the Galway rower hasn’t done much rowing until just last winter. She leaves the 2023 World Championships as the World Champion and has the gold medal to show for it.
Philip Doyle and Daire Lynch progress to the A Final have qualified the men’s double for the Paris Olympics next year. It’s an incredibly competitive event but with a close second place finish behind the Croatian double, the Sinkovic brothers, the chances of a medal on Sunday are high. Valent Sinkovic and Martin Sinkovic are household names in the rowing scene being Olympic Champions in the double in Rio 2016, and again in the pair in Tokyo 2020. On Sunday, Doyle and Lynch are up against China, Netherlands, Croatia, Italy and Spain in the race for the podium.
Alison Bergin and Zoe Hyde did it again in the women’s double finishing second in their Semi to progress to the A Final booking another ticket for Paris 2024. Sitting in second position from the start, Bergin and Hyde held their position, not allowing the French double to break through in their final charge for the line. Ireland are the second fastest boat going into the A final just behind the USA double of Sophia Vitas and Kristina Wagner. They face New Zealand, Lithuania, Romania, USA and France in Sunday’s Final.
Skibbereen’s Jake McCarthy took to the water again today in the D Final of the lightweight men’s single. It was tough conditions on the water but he came home to take fifth place, putting him 23rd in the World.
Follow the Racing
All races will be live streamed on the World Rowing website HERE. A Finals will be played on the RTÉ News Channel. Follow the Rowing Ireland social media for live updates on results.
Day 6 Results
- Lightweight Women’s A Final -> GOLD
- Men’s Double A/B Semi 2nd -> A Final and Olympic Qualification
- Women’s Double A/B Semi 2nd -> A Final and Olympic Qualification
- Lightweight Men’s D Final -> 5th
Saturday Schedule (IST)
- 9:33am – M4- C Final
- 9:40am – M4x C Final
- 10:30am – LW2x B Final
- 10:50am – W4- B Final
- 12:05pm – PR2 Mix2x A Final
- 12:34pm – W2- A Final
- 12:51pm – M2- A Final
- 1:23pm – LM2x A Final