Finals place for lightweight fours

The Irish men's lightweight four (LM4-) of Gearóid Towey, Eugene Coakley, Richard Archibald and Paul Griffin have earned themselves a place in the World Championship final by taking third in today's semi-final.

The Irish men's lightweight four (LM4-) of Gearóid Towey, Eugene Coakley, Richard Archibald and Paul Griffin have earned themselves a place in the World Championship final by taking third in today's semi-final.

Defending world champions France won the semi-final, recording a time of 6.10.32, Great Britain finished just under half a second down in second with the Irish quartet another half a second down in third.

China won the second semi-final again by the tightest of margins with the Australian four taking the final qualifying spot. The final of the lightweight four gets underway at 2.15pm on Sunday.

Earlier on the lightweight women's double (LW2x) of Sinéad Jennings and Niamh NiCheilleachair lost out on a place in the final by finishing fifth in their semi-final. The Irish duo started slowly and despite a huge push were unable to make up the lost ground; they go forward to the B final on Sunday morning for places seven to twelve.

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