Inverness wins north and south of the border

posted by Roy Sinclair - 8 May 2012, 9:35 a.m.

At the North East regatta last Saturday on the River Dee in Aberdeen, John Sharkey and Dave Rothwell from Inverness Rowing Club won gold in the Men's Veteran Coxless Pairs event when they beat a crew from Aberdeen Boat Club by 6.5 seconds. Both athletes also raced in their respective Men's Veteran and Novice Single Sculls events but missed out on achieving gold medal placings.

In the three day British Universities Rowing Championships held at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, Inverness rower Alan Sinclair representing the University of East London struck gold on Monday in the Men's Championship Quadruple Sculls event where he and his fellow crew members clinched their medals by a margin of 6.02 seconds over a crew from Loughborough University. This followed Alan's other gold medal in the Men's Championship Coxed Fours event and his silver medal in the Men's Championship Double Sculls event on Sunday. Alan's bronze medal win was achieved in the Men's Coxless Pairs event on Monday.

Meanwhile in the first World Cup regatta of the season in Belgrade, Inverness's own world sculling champion Imogen Walsh was paired with Oxford's Andrea Dennis in the women's lightweight double sculls event. Narrowly missing out on a place in the 'A' final by a mere 0.13 seconds, they nevertheless claimed a good second place finish behind China in their 'B' final.

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