World Rowing Cup completes second event with wide medal spread
Flat calm water with no wind and cool temperatures created the conditions at the Linz-Ottensheim regatta course in Austria for World Rowing Cup II. This was the day to go after medals and rowers gave it their all for World Cup points.
As the wind calmed down and temperatures remained moderate, the first finals of the weekend got underway in Linz-Ottensheim. The first medals were awarded to the para-rowers, followed by the international events.
Semifinals are always hotly contested as this is the last chance to make it to the final. At World Rowing Cup II in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria this was exactly the case. Rowers lined up in relatively calm conditions with a small tail wind and a rather cool summer day. The temperature was in the low teens with some cloud.
World Rowing Cup II at Linz-Ottensheim in Austria began with heats in a time trial format. This is used as a test in case weather conditions mean that the whole six racing lanes can’t be used. Boats went away one at a time with the times of each ‘heat’ used to decide who would move on to the next round. It was all about making a fast time.