Some surprising results on the last day of the worlds. Old names fail to make the grade and new ones come storming through. Thanks to the Rowing Voice Mystic Worlds comptition it's clear that those who do well in the early rounds don't always dominate the finals!
All the results in an easy-to read format (so much better than FISA's site)
Breaking their 3-year gold medal drought, Germany wins the LM4- and we are delighted. They were robbed in Beijing by illness and on re-forming now clearly have a world-beating combination.
A classic quote from Coach Mike Spraklen about Canada's silver medal in the eight. "It was nice to get a silver medal in the eight,"
New Zealand topped the medals table with four golds and a bronze showing they are ramping up to hosting next year's Worlds at Lake Karapiro.
USA winning the W8+ for the 4th year in a row is fantastic especially as two of them already won gold in W2- the day before. The M2+ (Gold) and silvers to W4x and LM8+.
Great Britain finished off a satisfactory worlds with a photo finish for LW2x in which their new combination lost out to the host nation, Poland. The BBC is already leading speculation about who will return to the GB team for the rest of the cycle. It seems Thompson, Grobler and Williams will have their work cuto out to translate silver medals into golds. And A nice article about the GBR LW4x silver medal.
Row2k sums up the whole week with a lovely time-lapse photography video of the boat park called "Worlds Saturday in 3 minutes ".