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Olympic Rowing Liveblog – LM4-

Watch out for @Ben_Rodford who’s blogging this one for us… later Heat 1: South Africa, Denmark, Switzerland, USA, … read more

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Watch out for @Ben_Rodford who’s blogging this one for us… later

Heat 1: South Africa, Denmark, Switzerland, USA, Italy  

Early leaders are South Africa in Lane 1 but lightweight rowing is always close racing – this counts for nothing.   At 500m SA and Italy neck and neck with Switzerland just third.  But by half way Swiss have 2 feet on the others.  Danes move up to 41 strokes a minute at they come into the last 500m and overtake the Italians to take third place.  Italy fight desperately to reclaim distance.   Swiss lead to the line with South Africa second half a length behind and Denmark make the third slot for the semi final.

Heat 2: Great Britain, Czech Republic, Australia, Germany

Australia nudge out to a confident start with Great Britain alongside at 500m gone.  Canvas between first three with Germany third.   Brothers in this race Chambers for GB and Kuehner for Germany (twins). Noticeable style difference in the Australians more upright and the Brits rocking forward more.  Half way and Britain has two feet over Australia and Germany’s black ‘stealth bomber’ boat third back 2/3 length.  250m GB has half a length on Australia nd Germany half a length behind and Cezh a third of a length behind Germany.  On the Line Britain pull out to nearly clear water.

Heat 3: Poland, France, Netherlands, China 

This is a yellow boat race with China and France leading the Netherlands.  French rowing a tandem with middle pair both on bow side.   Wind moving a little more to the side and the middle 1000 seems a bit briskly breezy.   French take the lead back at half way and lead by half a length.  Still France and China in front at last 250 and Poland come up in front of the Netherlands but France has nearly clear water.   Twins in Dutch stern pair.  China gets run down  by Netherlands who come second behind France.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe
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