It was the last day of racing today at the 2023 World Championships in Belgrade and what a week it has been. It was another big final day for the Irish crews as we still had the men’s and women’s doubles both racing in the A final.

Philip Doyle and Daire Lynch did not disappoint. They had a fantastic race and crossed the line in third position to claim the bronze medal. It was a strong start for all the crews and saw Doyle and Lynch at the back of the pack for the first 1000 metres. It was an incredibly tight race but the crew from the Netherlands made an earlier push out to lead the pack. Doyle and Lynch began their push for the finish getting themselves into bronze position ahead of the Italian double. It was a tight finish at the end as they crossed the line just marginally behind the Sinkovic brothers from Croatia.

It was a quick turnaround after the men’s double as Alison Bergin and Zoe Hyde were up next in the women’s double. They were up in the top group of the pack for the whole race they absolutely put on their best performance showing the other crews they are ones to watch. Unfortunately Bergin and Hyde just narrowly missed out on a medal position finishing in fourth place behind the crews from Romania, Lithuania and the USA.

That concluded the racing for the Irish crews here in Belgrade. It was an incredible performance from all the crews and we are returning home now with 7 boats qualified for the Olympics and Paralympics and four more medals to add to the collection.

Day 7 Results

  • Men’s Double -> BRONZE
  • Women’s Double – > 4th

Overall Results

  • Lightweight Men’s Double -> GOLD and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
  • Lightweight Women’s Scull -> GOLD
  • Women’s Pair -> 4th and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
  • Women’s Double -> 4th and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
  • PR2 Mixed Double -> 5th and PARALYMPIC QUALIFICATION
  • Lightweight women’s Double -> 1st B Final and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
  • W4- -> 3rd B Final
  • M4x -> 1st C Final
  • M4- -> 3rd C Final
  • LM1x -> 5th D Final