Day three of the World Rowing U23 Championships saw two crews competing, Jack Kelly in the U23 Lightweight Men’s Single Scull repechage and Jack Armitage and Hamish Parry in the semi-finals of the U23 Lightweight Men’s Pair.
Kelly needed a top two finish in his repechage in order to secure a place in Saturday’s semi-final. A steady race from the Harvard University student saw him sit through the whole race in second and thus booking his place in the semi-finals. The Adelaide-born rower finished in a time of 7:17:05, with China’s Man Sun taking the win.
The U23 Lightweight Men’s Pair of Jack Armitage and Hamish Parry, required a top three finish in their semi-final to make the A-Final of their boat class in Plovdiv. In hot and fast conditions the Queenslanders were steady in the first 1000m and then began their push on the three lead boats of Great Britain, The Netherlands and Greece. However the Australians had perhaps left their sprint a little too late when it came into the final 500m with the three aforementioned crews taking the top three spots and places in the A-Final. Parry and Armitage will now race in the B-Final in Plovdiv on Saturday at 10:25 Local Time.
Readers will be pleased to note that Live Streaming of the World Rowing U23 Championships is now available thanks to Bulgarian TV!
The live stream is available here currently: http://i.cdn.bg/live/e6NSu3j5z8
And from the B-finals it will be on http://worldrowing.com