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Gold And Silver For Sydney Uni Athletes At U23

The Women’s Four stroked by SUWRC’s Renee Kirby and coached by SUBC Coach Phil Bourguignon was hot favourite after recording the fastest heat time and didn’t disappoint winning by one and a half lengths. In the U23 Men’s Coxed Four Australia put their nose in front after 200 metres and led by 0.5 from Romania at both the 500 and 100o metre marks.Just after the 1000 the Aussies broke away from the field to lead at the 1500 from Romania by 2.5 secs and New Zealand by 3.0 seconds. Soon after New Zealand made their move and stormed past Romania upping their rate to around 41 with Australia responding with higher rate. However the early pace was starting to tell on the Aussies and New Zeland now on 44 drew level around 150 meters from the finish and opened a half second lead to the line to deny the Aussies gold.

After lunch the Women’Pair raced into bronze position only 1.8 seconds behind Romania( Sen A silver medallists) and Germany. In the second last event of the day the women’s pair and four combined in the women’s eight but could only manage fifth place.



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