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Australian Crews Continue to Impress in Tokyo Heats

The hot conditions continued Saturday at the Sea Forest Waterway with Australian rowing crews on the water for their second day of competition. Tokyo saw the Women’s and Men’s Pair progress to the semi-finals along with the Men’s and Women’s Four, while both the Men’s and Women’s Eights crews will head to a repechage.

The Women’s Pair of 2019 World Rowing Championships dual silver medallists, Jessica Morrison and Annabelle McIntyre faced off against the reigning Olympic gold medallists of Helen Glover and Polly Swann of Great Britain as well as experienced crews from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and China. The pair started strong, holding pace throughout the race to finish 1st in their heat with a time of 7:21.75 to progress straight to the semi-final ahead of ROC and Great Britain.