Rowing World Cup Eton Dorney, Two silver medals for SRD

Rowing World Cup Eton Dorney, Two silver medals for SRD

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For the second World Rowing Cup the athletes and crew touched down at the London 2012 Olympic course of Eton Dorney. This weekend’s races where overshadowed by lots of wind causing difficult conditions for the athletes.

The Shimano Rowing Dynamics team also attended this regatta in order to fully support all SRD using athletes. In this World Rowing Cup SRD users competed in six of the sixteen events. Five of these crews made it into Final A and two managed to win a silver medal!
On the day of the finals it was German lightweight women’s single sculler Leonie Pless who took second place winning the first silver medal of the weekend in a very difficult race.

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By qualifying for Final A the Muda twins (NED LM2X) showed good progression after the European Championships in Seville. However in the difficult windy conditions they only managed a sixth place in the final. We have confidence they will show even more progression towards the next world cup in Luzern. The second Dutch crew using SRD is the men’s quad. This really young and new crew showed a great performance by reaching Final A. With every regatta they are becoming a more experienced and solid crew.

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In the men’s single sculls the experienced German Marcel Hacker had to compete against the olympic silver (CZE) and bronze (GBR) medalists. Marcel showed a really solid race only missing the bronze by 0.31 seconds behind Bohzilov from Bulgaria.
The last and probably most exciting event of the regatta was the finals of the men’s eights. From the previous race for lanes it was clear Great Britain, France and Poland would battle for who would take the gold. The fully SRD equipped Polish eight took the lead very early in the race. Only in the last 200 meters Great Britain managed to squeeze ahead resulting in a silver medal for the Polish eight only 0.43 seconds away from first place.

We wish all crews good luck with their preparation towards the next World Rowing Cup in Luzern and we hope to see you there.