UPDATE ON MOSMAN U23 AND JUNIOR NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
8th August 2013: The World Championship season is well underway with our guys and girls enjoying a fair share of success on the international stage.
For those who haven’t followed recent results, the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Austria wrapped up recently with great racing and solid results by Mosman’s Australian representatives. Aaron Wright was into the medals picking up Silver in the men’s coxless four in an impressive crew performance. The rest of the Mosman contingent raced strongly to reach their respective finals but just missed out on the medals. Our under 19 women’s pair of Jessie Allen and Gen Horton, racing well out of their age group, showed explosive speed early to race from the front, and missed a medal by a mere 0.17 seconds to much older and more experienced crews. Another fourth went to Georgie Gotch in the women’s eight, another to Jay Ditmarsch and Mike Bernerius in the coxed four, and a hard-fought sixth to Georgia Miansarow in the A Final of the lightweight women’s double scull. Well done all on your strong performances on the world stage!
Racing has now moved to the World Rowing Junior Championships which kicked off last night in Trakai, Lithuania. Five junior Mosman athletes are competing and all five recorded strong wins in their heats. With 23 national crews lining up in in the men’s quad scull Tom Schramko, Robin Molen-Grigull and Rob Black had their work cut out, but the boys showed their class powering through a hot field to win their heat by over 3 seconds ahead of Croatia and Romania. The win secured the boys a place directly into Saturday’s final. Also impressive were Jessie Allen and Gen Horton backing up after the Under 23 champs in Austria. The girl’s again turned on their trademark explosive start, opening up a commanding lead by 1500m mark and cruising to a convincing 8 second win ahead of the US. The girls clocked up the fastest qualifying time and have booked themselves a place in Friday’s semi-final.
A full report on day one of the Junior Champs can be found here http://www.worldrowing.com/news/junior-championships-at-trakai-get-under-way and live results can be tracked here http://www.worldrowing.com/live-results?type=results.
Good luck to Jessie, Gen, Rob, Tom and Robin, and of course Coach Alfie who’s with the girls in Trakai, and Nick who’s beaming his go-faster magic from afar!