This is the best moment of my life. I loved the conditions as I am used to rowing in the wind. So that has been the best race in my life.
I am very happy! Luca came very close to me so I am glad I stayed in second position.
The race was absolutely incredible. Because I was in the middle and the wind was really strong my race plan was to get as much in front as possible right in the beginning. At the end it was very close with Konstantin. I am very happy with the medal! I have been in the national team for four years but with so many ups and downs. Now it has all paid off!
It was always very close to RSA and it was tense to keep the first position. But Matthew is an animal and I hung on to him. That is probably why we won!
We liked the venue, it is beautiful and the atmosphere was nice. We met a lot of new people and old friends.
Under 23s all about times, Germans and firsts
Gold medals shared at under-23 championships
Medals to a mix of nations at under-23 championships
Germany and Great Britain start their run in under-23 semifinals
Under-23 championships see hotly contested heats at Trakai
Racing commences for the best of under-23 rowers
Entries announced for the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships