Australia crowned Kings and Queens of Poznan after World Cup Gold rush

"VAN" (Sports Desk - 17.06.2024) :: The Australian Rowing Team (ART) has finished on top of the medal tally at World Rowing Cup III in Poznan, Poland, claiming 11 medals out of 13 events, including six Gold.

The ART had 12 boats racing for medals on Sunday across 13 events. Six of those finished on top of the podium; The Men’s Eight, Women’s Eight (1), Women’s Pair, Women’s Double Scull, PR3 Mixed Double Scull and the Women’s Single Scull.

The Women’s and Men’s Four collected Silver, as did the second Women’s Eight crew, while Bronze went to Erik Horrie in the the PR1 Men’s Single Scull and the Women’s Quad Scull.

World Rowing Cup III was the last international regatta before the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games and the ART left no stone un-turned as they unfurled one of the best World Cup results in its history.

“It was a great team result. We know the competition will be deeper in Paris, however, there have been improvements across all the boats since the Luzern World Cup,” Performance Director Paul Thompson said.

“For me the important thing wasn't what they did but how they did it, racing with maturity and rhythm.

“The team is building momentum, and we now go back to the AIS's European Training Centre in Italy to prepare for the Games while the Para rowers fly back to Australia for their next step towards Paris.”


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