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Double Aussie gold at world rowing

03/09/2005 05:20:17 PM Comments (0)

Australia has won two gold medals at the world rowing championships at the River Nagara international regatta course on Saturday.

The women's coxless four team emphatically claimed the gold by almost eight seconds from Germany.

The team of Robyn Selby Smith, Emily Martin, Pauline Frasca and Kate Hornsey crossed the line in 6mins 55.56secs.

Australia's men's coxed pair also tasted sweet success with an equally dominant win.

The team of Hardy Cubasch, Sam Conrad and Marc Douez crossed in 7:16:61, almost seven seconds clear of silver medallist Italy.

The women's coxless pair team grabbed a silver medal behind New Zealand who finished the day with four gold medals.

Sarah Outhwaite and Natalie Bale powered to the silver behind the Kiwi team of Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles.

Amber Bradley and Sally Kehoe managed a bronze medal in the double sculls, won by New Zealand pair Georgina Evers-Swindell and Caroline Evers-Swindell with Bulgaria placing third.

New Zealand's Mahe Drysdale won the men's single scull by almost two seconds from Norwegian Olaf Tufte and coxless pair Nathan Twaddle and George Bridgewater cruised to gold ahead of boats from South Africa and Italy.

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