Monday 19 November 2018

Ireland's Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls team finish fifth in Rowing World Championship final

Ireland team, from left, Andrew Goff, Jacob McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine and Fintan McCarthy make their way to the start prior to their Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls final on day six of the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Ireland team, from left, Andrew Goff, Jacob McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine and Fintan McCarthy make their way to the start prior to their Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls final on day six of the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
Sanita Puspure of Ireland on her way to winning her Women's Single Sculls heat on day two of the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
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Ireland's Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls team have finished fifth in their final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Andrew Goff (stroke), Jake McCarthy, Ryan Ballantine and Fintan McCarthy finished just over five seconds off winners Germany. Italy and Turkey tool silver and bronze respectively.

Ireland's Sanita Puspure is through to the final of the final of the women's single sculls.

The Latvian-born athlete produced a scintillating display to win her semi-final in style.

Fie-Udby Erichsen of Denmark staged an early lead but Puspure gradually picked off her opponents to win by two lengths at the end of 2,000 metres.

She was the fastest qualifier for the final in a time of 7:23.010.

Earlier this morning, Philip Doyle and Ronan Byrne were fifth in the men's double sculls semi-finals and progress to the B final.

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