9 Jul 2017

More NZ crews qualify for World Cup finals

5:12 am on 9 July 2017

Another seven New Zealand crews have made finals at the third World Cup regatta in Switzerland.

Matt Dunham was trumped to the line in the semi-final of the lightweight men's single sculls, coming home second to Artur Mikolajczewski of Poland.

NZ rower Robbie Manson

NZ rower Robbie Manson Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Despite having to settle for second the result secures Dunham a place in tomorrow's A final where he will join Olympic medallist Krisstopher Brun of Norway, local favourite and European champion Michael Schmid and world championship medallist Peter Galambos of Hungary.

World-leading single sculler Robbie Manson left the rest of his semi-final field scrambling in vain as he once again powered to victory.

Manson made his move early in the race and cruised to a win, finishing over six seconds clear of Olympic bronze medallist Ondrej Synek and local favourite Nico Stahlberg who claimed the final berth in tomorrow's medal race.

Kirstyn Goodger and Jackie Gowler will join Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast in the women's pair A final.

The young pair stayed cool and composed in this morning's repechage, securing the top two position needed to progress.

Jamie Hunter and Tom Murray were unmatchable in winning their semi-final of the men's pair.

Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe won their semi-final of the women's doubles sculls.

Chris Harris and John Storey backed up their earlier dominant performances in winning their men's double sculls semi-finals.

In an exciting repechage the men's quad of Giacomo Thomas, Nathan Flannery, Cameron Crampton and Lewis Hollows started conservatively before unleashing a devastating move and charging into the lead to win..

The men's eight missed out on a spot in the A final by just one position.

The women's eight finished second to a strong Romanian crew in their exhibition race.