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Anticipation and tension for Olympic finals at Varese World Rowing Cup

There is always a feeling of anticipation around the first regatta of the season and World Rowing Cup I in Varese, Italy was no different. Racing had already been intense with a slew of photo finishes in yesterday's semifinals. Today the athletes had to contend with cold conditions and rain but flat water. The weather had caused the racing programme to be pushed forward, but it was expected to get through the programme without a weather-caused hitch. 

Photo finishes feature in the race to make the final at Varese World Rowing Cup

The weather on day two at the World Rowing Cup in Varese, Italy was a change from day one with some waves, cloudy skies and a slight tail-cross wind. This was the picture for today's semifinals that saw athletes racing to make the final. And race they did! A number of races finished in photo finishes and one had a dead heat as the rowers gave it their all to make tomorrow's finals.

 

The weather on day two at the World Rowing Cup in Varese, Italy was a change from day one with some waves, cloudy skies and a slight tail-cross wind. This was the picture for today's semifinals that saw athletes racing to make the final.
The weather on day two at the World Rowing Cup in Varese, Italy was a change from day one with some waves, cloudy skies and a slight tail-cross wind. This was the picture for today's semifinals that saw athletes racing to make the final.

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