Junior Men’s Double Scull win semi-final at World Rowing Junior Championships
The Australian Junior Men’s Double Scull of Hamish Henriques and Harrison Fox today (Saturday) won their semi-final at the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo. The duo will now contest Sunday’s A-Final on the Sea Forest Waterway, joining the Junior Women’s Pair, Junior Women’s Coxed Four and Junior Men’s Coxed Four who are also in A-Finals on Sunday.
The Junior Men’s Double Scull led their race from start to finish, rating the majority of the semi-final at 33, before upping their rating to 38 in the final 150 metres to hold off any charge coming from fellow A-Final qualifiers, France and Spain. The crew, who had at least a boat length advantage over their closest rivals, finished in a time of 6 minutes 28 seconds.
In their A-Final tomorrow, they will take on France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Zimbabwe. No doubt, Germany will provide some stiff competition for the Australians, with their crew winning their semi-final in 6 minutes 27 seconds.
The Junior Men’s Four finished third in their B-Final and wrapped up their Tokyo campaign ranked ninth in the world.
The Junior Women’s Double Scull of Clare Netherway and Sophie Houston won their D-Final, to wrap up their World Rowing Junior Championships ranked 19th in the world.
Racing tomorrow can be followed live on www.worldrowing.com. Please check World Rowing regularly for updated race times.