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World Rowing Championships - Six Boat Classes Qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

  • 30 Aug 19

Six New Zealand boat classes have now qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ahead of A Finals at the 2019 World Rowing Championships.

Yesterday New Zealand’s women’s pair, lightweight women’s double and women’s quad boat classes qualified for Tokyo 2020 after securing lanes in A Finals at the 2019 World Rowing Championships.

At the conclusion of today’s racing, the women’s single, women’s double and men’s pair have also qualified for Tokyo 2020 after securing lanes in A Finals.

Earlier in the week the New Zealand women’s eight and men’s eight both qualified for A Finals, each needing a top five finish to qualify for Tokyo.

Nine of New Zealand’s 16 crews have now made A Finals.

Friday’s schedule included A/B semi-finals for the women’s single, women’s double, men’s single, men’s pair and men’s double. New Zealand's PR2 men’s single also contested the A Final, while the lightweight men’s single contested the D Final.

Women’s Double (W2x) - A/B Semi-Final

Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe placed first in their women’s double A/B semi-final and progress to the A Final.

The top 11 nations in the women’s double qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. By qualifying for the A Final, the New Zealand women’s pair boat class has automatically qualified for Tokyo.

Women’s Single (W1x) - A/B Semi-Final

Emma Twigg placed second in her women’s single A/B semi-final and progresses to the A Final.

The top nine nations in the women’s single qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. By qualifying for the A Final, the New Zealand women’s single boat class has automatically qualified for Tokyo.

PR2 Men’s Single (PR2 M1x) - A Final

Gavin Foulsham placed sixth in the PR2 men’s single A Final.

While this is Foulsham’s first World Rowing Championships, he is no stranger to international competition having attended five World Championships between 1991 to 2006 as a wheelchair marathoner, as well as having competed in the 1992 to 2000 Paralympic Games in Barcelona and Sydney. Foulsham has trained under coach Ross Webb on the Clive River in Hawke’s Bay.

Men’s Pair (M2-) - A/B Semi-Final

Thomas Murray and Michael Brake placed first in their A/B semi-final of the men’s pair and move to the A Final.

The top 11 nations in the men’s pair qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. By qualifying for the A Final, the New Zealand men’s pair boat class has automatically qualified for Tokyo.

Men’s Double (M2x) - A/B Semi-Final

John Storey and Chris Harris placed fifth in their A/B semi-final and move to the men’s double B Final.

The top 11 nations in the men’s double qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. All A Final crews and the first five placing nations in the B Final will qualify their boat class.

Men’s Single (M1x) - A/B Semi-Final

Robbie Manson placed fourth in his men’s single A/B semi-final and moves to the B Final.

The top nine nations in the men’s single qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. All A Final crews and the first three placing nations in the B Final will qualify their boat class.

Lightweight Men’s Single (LM1x) - D Final

Ben van Dalen placed first in the lightweight men’s single D Final.