Rowing: Kiwi crews fail to progress beyond repechages

By Andrew Alderson in Chungju

The women's quad of Sarah Gray, Georgia Perry, Genevieve Armstrong and Erin-Monique Shelton were just 0.61s off qualifying for the final. Photo / Getty Images
The women's quad of Sarah Gray, Georgia Perry, Genevieve Armstrong and Erin-Monique Shelton were just 0.61s off qualifying for the final. Photo / Getty Images

None of the three New Zealand crews in action have progressed beyond the repechages at the rowing world championships today in South Korea.

The women's quad of Sarah Gray, Georgia Perry, Genevieve Armstrong and Erin-Monique Shelton finished third, 0.61s off qualifying for the final despite surging in the last 250m.

The men's quad of Hayden Cohen, Nathan Flannery, Fergus Fauvel and Karl Manson came fifth. They were 6.72s off making the semi-finals.

Manson had only come into the boat within the last 48 hours after Nathan Cohen was forced out with a heart condition which caused him to lose power during the latter part of the heat.

The men's coxless four of Bobby Kells, Adam Tripp, Tobias Wehr-Candler and Jade Uru came fifth, missing their semi-finals by 6.77s.

The women's quad race the B final on Saturday; the men's crews will race C finals on Friday.
Tomorrow's racing sees Mahe Drysdale compete in the single sculls quarter-finals while the women's eight face a repechage.

Andrew Alderson travelled to South Korea courtesy of Rowing New Zealand's principal partner Bankstream

- NZ Herald

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