Gold for six countries in 2015 World Rowing Championships Saturday finals
The final day of racing at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands had the crowd on the edge of their seats. Today's seven finals served up a dish of goosebumps and great racing with the crews making the suspense last until the final stroke.
Racing conditions at the Bosbaan regatta course saw a tail wind with some minor wind gusts on bumpy water. The sun peeked out between the clouds making the day a bit warmer.
Before Valent and Martin Sinkovic of Croatia turned up in men's double sculls earlier this season, they were already well known. The brothers had been part of the dominating men's quadruple sculls. An injury to teammate, Damir Martin prevented the World Champion quad racing this season and so at the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Sinkovic's have become Croatia's big medal hope as a sculling duo.
The 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam saw a day of fast and furious finals as rowers not only went after gold medals, but also after World Best Times. In tail wind conditions, under drizzly, overcast skies, the best rowers in the world fought it out to become World Champions.
At the end of racing five new World Best Times had been set including a spectacular performance by Ukraine in the men's quadruple sculls. Stroked by Ivan Dovgodko, Ukraine was chased to the line by Great Britain.