Hinde Wins D Final In Rio

Kyle Hinde ended the World Junior Rowing Championships in Rio on a high note, winning the D Final race today (7 August 2015) with a time of 7:52.90 .  Representing Zimbabwe in the Men’s Single Scull Race, Hinde beat boats from Venezuela, Viet Nam, Tunisia and hosts Brazil.

Earlier in the morning, Hinde, a final year student at St John’s College, competed in a C/D semi-final where he achieved his tournament best of 7:34.13, finishing fourth.  The top three boats in the semi-final continued to Final C, and so Hinde fell just short of that mark and entered the D Final which he later won.

Kyle Hinde gets some coaching tips before his final race at World Jr Champs in Rio.
Kyle Hinde gets some coaching tips before his final race at World Jr Champs in Rio.                          Photo from www.worldrowing.com

Zimbabwe’s two doubles did not have semi-final races, but only rowed in one race each on their final day of competition as both categories had three groups and no D final events.  Megan Dickens and Jennifer Lorimer of Chisipite Senior School beat Turkey to finish 5th in the C Final of the women’s double sculls in 7:54.81.  Stuart Duncan and Paul Zwanikken of St George’s College beat Argentina and Bahrain to finish fourth in the men’s double sculls in 7:08.49.

The four day World Junior Rowing Championships conclude tomorrow morning with A and B final races, after a prediction of winds too strong for fair competition proved unfounded.  Hinde and his teammates will come home proud of their competitive times and performances.

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