Aoife Casey and Margaret Cremen have qualified the Lightweight Women's Double for Paris 2024! Nerves were high on Day 7 of the World Rowing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia before they took to the water as just one boat in the B final would get the golden ticket. Casey and Cremen looked cool, calm and collected as they showed the world their incredible quality and stamina throughout the entire race. It was a tough battle against the French and the Polish doubles but it was Ireland who came through at the end, finishing with clear water over the field. They finish up their World Championships as seventh in the world and qualified boat for next year.
It was A final day for Katie and Steven in the PR2 Mix2x. After their qualification for the Paralympics on Tuesday, it had been four days since they took to the water to race. It was Great Britain and China who first broke away from the pack but there was nothing splitting the doubles from Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland for that bronze medal. Unfortunately after catching a crab in the second half of the race O'Brien and McGowan lost a bit of ground but quickly picked it up and held their composure. They take fifth in the world this year but they're definitely a crew to keep your eye on next year.
Aifric Keogh and Fiona Murtagh just missed out on the podium as they crossed the line in 4th position.They fought hard to get into medal position coming into the last 500 meters but were narrowly beaten by the crews from Netherlands, Australia and Romania.
Eimear, Sanita, Imogen and Natalie finished in 3rd place behind New Zealand and Denmark in the B final and they are now 9th in the world. They were hot on the heels of the four from Denmark, but the crew from New Zealand had a great lead and claimed the qualification position in the end.
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Day 7 Results
- Lightweight Women's Double B Final ->1st and OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
- Women's Pair A Final -> 4th
- PR2 Mixed Double A Final -> 5th
- Women's Four B Final -> 3rd
Sunday Schedule (IST)
- 12:54pm - Women's Double A Final