27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

12th WUC Rowing: Still full of surprises

The B Finals began in the afternoon on Day 2 of the 12th World University Rowing Championship. It was a chance for the outsiders who did not make it to the A Finals to claw back higher positions. The Ukrainian rowers Jan SAVON and Oleksandr SKOROPLIAS won the men’s Coxless Pair B final and took the 7th place. They outpaced the Norwegian pair Ola KROSNESS and Eirik HENRIKSEN by almost one third of the distance.

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The crews of Poland, Russia, Norway, Estonia, Finland and the USA get places 7-12 respectively, according to the results of women's Double Sculls B Finals. The athletes from the Czech Republic, Australia, Poland and Sweden win places 7-10 in men’s Double Sculls B Finals.

The Irish crew won the 7th place in the men’s Coxless Four B Final. The crew from the Czech Republic and Ukraine occupy the 8th and the 9th places respectively.

On the whole, the “repechage day” eliminated the outsiders. Day 3 of the championship will decide the winners and medallists in the A Finals. The teams of Russia, Poland, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands have the biggest number of finalists. However, the right to compete in the finals does not guarantee a medal, so the last day of the championship is still going to be full of surprises.

Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate