Script extracted from the GB Rowing's Report today on results achieved at the World Rowing Cup in Lucerne by athletes from Inverness Rowing Club
Alan Sinclair, Scott Durant, Tom Ransley and Nathaniel Reilly O’Donnell were winners in 5:55.66 of their opening men’s four heat, holding off a late challenge from the Belarusians in the adjacent lane. They had led throughout and qualified for tomorrow’s semi-final with Belarus and Spain. Italy were winners of the preceding heat in 5:52.27 and Australia won the third and final men’s four heat in 5:56.38.
Sinclair said: “Job done. We got through the best way possible in terms of position but we have a lot more to do, we’re not quite at our best yet. We’ll work on that and get better over the weekend.
Imogen Walsh, in the lightweight women’s single scull, made a contrasting start and led as her heat moved through its first quarter. By halfway she had a significant lead over Denmark’s Runge Holmegaard. The British European Champion carried on regardless and won in 7:32.57 from Holmegaard’s 7:40.22. More importantly Walsh had bagged the only qualifying slot for tomorrow’s final.