Friday 30 September 2016

Ireland's single sculler Sanita Puspure cruises into the next round in Rio

Seam McGoldrick in Rio

Published 06/08/2016 | 14:30

Women's single sculls rower Sanita Puspure. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Women's single sculls rower Sanita Puspure. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Irish single sculler Sanita Puspure has cruised into the next round of the women's single sculls at the Rio Olympics.

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Together with cyclists Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin, the Latvian born sculler had the honour of being the first Irish competitors in action at the 2016 Games.

The 36 year old, who won a bronze medal at the European championships in Germany last May, finished second in heat 2 of the women's singles sculls in 1:58.97. The top three finishers automatically qualified for the second round on Tuesday.

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