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Under 23 Men's Coxless Quad Take Title

  • 24 Jul 17

The Under 23 Men's coxless Quad have been crowned the 2017 under 23 World Champions in an exciting and nail biting final.
The crew of Jack O'Leary, Jack Lopas, Ollie Maclean, and Jordan Parry fought back through the field to take victory over Russia by 0.22 of a second.
In typical New Zealand style the boys had a conservative start and were in fifth place after 500m, then put their foot down over the next 1000m to move into second place at the 1500m mark. The Kiwis then demonstrated just how powerful they are and unleashed a devastating sprint which pushed them into first place with a time of 5:41.85, followed by Russia in 5:42.07, and Italy in the bronze position with a time of 5:44.00.
The win capped off an impressive under 23 campaign for Jordan Parry who has won silver in this same event in 2016 and 2015, and Jack O'Leary who was a part of the silver winning crew with Parry in 2016.

The women's double of Nicola Baker and Ella Toa also contested the A final over night. The girls had a stunning race to claim sixth place in a hotly contested event.

After an incredibly tough repechage and narrowly missing out on the A final, the men's eight showed their dominance in the B final and finished well ahead of their field in 5:33.1 - a time that would have seen them come 4th in the A final.

Other crews racing over night included the men's lightweight single, men's double, women's lightweight single, women's single, women's four, and women's quad.

2017 Under 23 World Rowing Championships results:

Men's Quad - 1st

Lightweight men's single - 16th

Lightweight women's single - 8th

Men's double - 12th

Women's double - 6th

Men's eight - 7th

Women's four - 9th

Women's Quad - 8th

Women's single - 14th