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SA rowers reach U23 World Champs podium

2017-07-24 10:16

Johannesburg - South Africa's rowers proved they could hold their own against the world’s best by winning two medals at the World Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

According to the SuperSport website, Kyle Schoonbee was brilliant with the way he fought back to win the silver medal in the men's single sculls final.

With a third place in the lightweight women’s single sculls, it would seem as if Nicole van Wyk is making a habit of winning medals at the World Rowing Championships.

Last year she won a silver medal at the same championships.

The next generation of South African rowers can justly feel proud of the way they performed.

Six crews competed and four qualified for the A-finals, winning two medals.

Schoonbee was "Mr Consistency" throughout the Championships, winning two of the four races he competed in and finishing second in the other two.

He won his quarter- and semi-final heats.

His best time of 6:50.14 in the quarterfinals was the second fastest in all of the men’s single sculls races.

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