31st August 2019
On Saturday, Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley qualified the fourth boat for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy took home the Gold Medal in the Lightweight Men’s A Final.
On Saturday morning, the LM2x crew of Aoife Casey and Denise Walsh finished 5th in the C Final. Aoife and Denise were competing against crews from China, Japan, Poland, Germany, and Spain. Aoife and Denise battled with the German crew but the German boat just finished ahead with less than a second to spare. Aoife and Denise’s final time was 07:10.520.
The Women’s Pair of Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley finished second in their B Final and qualified the Irish W2- boat for the Toyko Olympics. Monika and Aileen took the lead early on, the competing crews were close together throughout the race. The Romanian crew took first with Ireland finishing just over a second behind them. Boats from China, Great Britain, Greece and Chile finished behind the Irish pair. Monika and Aileen’s final time was 07:20.680.
The Women’s Four of Emily Hegarty, Tara Hanlon, Eimear Lambe and Aifric Keogh finished fourth in the W4- B Final. Great Britain and Canada took first and second in the race, the boats had lane five and six which due to crosswinds made them more favourable lanes to compete in. The Irish Crew were less than a second off China who took third. Emily, Tara, Eimear, Aifric finished with a time of 07:02.710
Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy won the Gold Medal today in the Lightweight Men’s Double. The Irish crew already qualified the boat for the Olympics on Thursday and today they took home the Gold Medal beating crews from Italy and Germany. This is Paul’s fourth consecutive World Championship Gold Medal having won in 2016 & 2017 in the Lightweight Men’s Single and 2018 in the Double with Gary O’Donovan. Paul and Fintan finished with a time of 06:35.280.
M2x A Final at 12:56 (Olympic Category, Qualified)
W1x A Final at 13:37 (Olympic Category, Qualified)
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