29 Sep 2017

Four boats through to world medal races

7:17 am on 29 September 2017

Four out of the six New Zealand boats in action this morning have advanced to the medal races at the Rowing World Championships in Florida.

New Zealand rower Jackie Kiddle.

New Zealand rower Jackie Kiddle. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The women's lightweight double scullers Zoe McBride and Jackie Kiddle were the best performers, winning their semi to qualify for their final.

The men's lightweight single sculler Matt Dunham and men's pair of Jamie Hunter and Tom Murray both finished second in their semi's to advance to the medal race.

The men's eight have also gone through to the A final after coming second in their repechage and securing the last spot for the final race.

The men's quad just missed out after coming fourth in their semi. They will race in the B final.

The men's four came fifth in their semi-final and will also contest the B final.