A 23-nation medal spread at 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
It was a day of 13 finals at the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy and the weather was perfect. Some clouds, a bit of sun and flat, calm conditions on Lake Varese. Racing had been pushed forward a bit to avoid an expected mid-afternoon thunderstorm. For now the water remained calm.
The final day of racing, Sunday 27 July, will have a change of racing times at the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy.
Under-23 World Champion titles were for the taking today at the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy.
After a 40 minute delay to clear the course of weed, the A-finals began. The sun came out, the water became absolutely flat and the wind died to barely a whisper for these late afternoon finals as a new star duo was born. Usually World Best Times are set in tail-wind conditions. Not today. In the women's pair Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast did it by absolutely dominating their race. The new time: 7:02.89. Russia's women's quadruple sculls got close to setting a Best Time and so did France in the lightweight men's quadruple sculls.
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Today's semifinals featured a cross-section of rowers from around the world competing to get to the finals of the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Varese, Italy. The conditions for the rowers on Lake Varese was one of a very slight bobble on the water accompanied by a smidgen of a cross-wind. Skies were overcast with a light drizzle, bringing the summer temperatures down to a comfortable 19 degrees Celsius.