Gold for males’s rowing eight breaks 36-year drought


Australia has received its first males’s eight rowing gold medal in additional than 36 years, upsetting Nice Britain on the third and ultimate World Cup spherical.

The Australian crew clocked 5 minutes 23.92 seconds to beat the British favourites by 0.61 of a second at Lucerne, Switzerland.

Patrick Holt, Josh Hicks, Benjamin Canham, Timothy Masters, James Daniel Robertson, Joseph O’Brien, Angus Widdicombe and cox Kendall Brodie received Australia’s first gold within the occasion since 1986, when the staff featured future Oarsome Foursome stars Andrew Cooper, Mike McKay and James Tomkins.

“It feels fairly good. We knew we had a fast final 500, we wished to be in an excellent place at that a part of the race,” Holt stated.

“It’s going so quick, but it surely’s fairly good. We knew we had patches of pace right here and there, now we have to return to coaching.”

Additionally at Lucerne, Australians Jess Morrison and Annabelle McIntyre continued their sturdy kind forward of the world rowing championships, successful the pair occasion.

After taking gold within the ladies’s 4 on the Tokyo Olympics, Morrison and McIntyre have switched to pairs with excellent impact forward of subsequent 12 months’s Paris Video games.

The Australians executed their race plan to perfection within the ultimate, passing the Romanian crew with 5 seconds remaining.

Morrison and McIntyre have been additionally unbeaten finally month’s second World Cup spherical and the Holland Beker regatta in The Netherlands.

“We knew that as a result of it was a ultimate, everybody was going to return out actually exhausting and attempt to go along with us,” McIntyre stated.

“We stayed inner, centered on our race. In the event that they have been going to go along with us, we have been going to make them damage for it. That was the plan.”

Whereas the boys’s eight squad will keep in Europe, Morrison and McIntyre will return to Australia and put together for the September 3-10 worlds in Serbia, which is able to double as Paris Video games qualifiers.

“We’ve realized one thing from each race and proceed to carry ourselves to a excessive commonplace and hold trying to discover extra. I’m wanting ahead to persevering with that after we get house,” Morrison stated.

The ladies’s 4 received silver at Lucerne, whereas Tara Rigney was second within the ladies’s single sculls ultimate.

Australia took bronze within the ladies’s eight and completed second total within the World Cup standings behind Britain.