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An under-23 World Best Time for Italy and new champions crowned

Italy reset the standard in the women’s coxed four when they set an under-23 World Best Time in the first final at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA.

World Best Times are usually set in tail wind conditions, but the Nathan Benderson Park regatta course was calm for today’s finals races. Conditions were great for rowing with flat water and sunny skies. Temperatures were in the high 20’s degrees Celsius.

Greece strike World Best Time pace in under-23 semifinals

The semifinal round of racing at the 2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships was delayed due to the weather conditions. The skies then cleared at the Nathan Benderson Park regatta course in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA and rowers faced mild tailwind conditions and sunny, humid conditions.

Christina Bourmpou and Maria Kyridou of Greece showed they were on their way to championship status when they broke the under-23 World Best Time in the women’s pair. Great Britain’s men’s quadruple sculls also got incredibly close from setting a new time.

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