The Netherlands come to this final with the fastest time from the heats and they led the way in this final. This gave them a day off on Saturday before racing today and they were in dominating form. The crew is built around their under-23 crew from a couple of years ago and they had a boat length lead with half of the race gone. Meester, Clevering, Florijn and Hogerwerf for the Netherlands were absolutely dominating this race. This left Romania and Poland to hold on to the minor medals. The Netherlands had beat a new European Best Time of 6:24.84. This beat their new European Best Time that they set during the heats on Friday.


Veronique Meester (s), Netherlands, Gold
“We’re feeling just great! It’s a new crew and it was a special win here for us. The water was perfect and there’s a super crowd supporting us. World Rowing Cup I was more of a try out but we really wanted to go for it here.”

Madalina Beres, Romania, Silver
“It was a good race. We knew we could medal with the Dutch, they are really strong.”

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Croatia was the favoured crew, but Germany had the lead at the start. This young crew included the Jurkovic sisters that raced at the under-23 championships last year. They are just 19 years old. Germany held the lead through the middle of the race and they continued to extend their lead through to the finish line.

Results: GER, CRO, ITA