Damp but calm finals at Lucerne World Rowing Cup
The final in the World Rowing Cup series in Lucerne, Switzerland had a hot day of racing for finals despite the overcast weather. A full day of racing began with hosts Switzerland dominating the lightweight men's pair and single and closed with FISA's new president, Jean-Christophe Rolland handing out medals to the medallists in the men's eight- Germany, Russia and Great Britain.
In between there was drama in the men's single sculls with World Champion, Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic stopping just before the line and New Zealand's lightweight men's four beating World Champions, Denmark. The lightweight women's double sculls ended in gold for Great Britain and the women's eight was all about Canada.