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Power and pain for finals at Lucerne World Rowing Cup


There is no easy road to winning a final in rowing and the effort exerted was evident at World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland.

In very slight tail wind conditions with just a bit of evidence of a ripple on the water, rowers raced to fast times on the beautiful Rotsee regatta course. New Zealand's pair of Murray and Bond debuted their 2015 season in style with a win that saw them closer to the World Cup Best time than most crews today. Great Britain held off Germany in the men's eight and Great Britain's Heather Stanning and Helen Glover remained unbeaten in the women's pair. 

Babac does Slovakia proud in Lucerne World Rowing Cup finals

The second day of World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland saw four finals raced in the International boat classes. Conditions were mixed with gusty wind mainly forming a head wind, but with regular movement around the course. Temperatures remained at about 30 degrees Celsius as rowers raced on the warm waters of the Rotsee regatta course.

Lukas Babac of Slovakia did his country proud by winning the lightweight men's single sculls in a boat class that began with 17 entries. This gave Babac his fourth medal for the 2015 international season. 

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