Kyle Hinde, an U6 St John’s College student and Youth Olympian, qualified for the quarter finals in the men’s single scull competition at the World Rowing Championships in Rio de Janeiro today (6 August 2015).
With an impressive time of 7:45.24, Hinde came 4th on the world stage in his heat, finishing 17th of 24 countries represented at this stage of the competition. Italy won the quarter final race in a time of 7:16.57. Hinde moves onto the C/D semi-final races.
Teammates Jennifer Lorimer and Megan Dickens proudly finished their heat in 7:51.63 to place 16th of 18 countries in the women’s double scull race. Later in the day in repechage, a second chance for slower boats to qualify to proceed in the competition, they finished 8:03.64 which placed them 11th out of 12 boats. They will move to the C finals.
Stuart Duncan and Paul Zwanikken competed in the men’s double scull race, finishing their heat in 5th place in 7:16.05 to be placed 16th out of 18 boats. In repechage, they rowed a slightly slower 7:20.2 The race was won by Austria in a time of 6:37.27. Duncan and Zwanikken also move to the C finals.
As the world counts down one year to the Olympic Games in Rio, the junior world rowing championships continue Friday and Saturday with semi-final and final races.