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Horsburgh qualifies for first ever senior World Championship final

Posted: September 29, 2017

British boats qualified an additional six A final places, adding to the six spots secured earlier this week, as GB success continued on day five of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
 
The lightweight men’s quad (LM4x) were victorious in their semi-final, Gavin Horsburgh (Edinburgh Univ. BC/Lochwinnoch), Peter Chambers (Oxford Brookes Univ. BC/Coleraine), Ed Fisher (Leander Club/Nottingham) and Zak Lee-Green (Agecroft/Cardiff) winning by a length as they powered away from the chasing pack in the latter half of their semi-final.
 
This will be Horsburgh’s first ever final in a senior World Championships.  The Edinburgh University Boat Club athlete will be joined in this afternoon’s A finals by fellow Edinburgh Student, Maddie Arlett, and Alumni Robyn Hart-Winks, who will compete in the women’s lightweight quadruple scull (LW4x).
 
The women’s eight (W8+), which includes Scots Katherine Douglas (Leander Club/Edinburgh) and Karen Bennett (Leander Club/Edinburgh), were the last British crew of the day to progress to an A final after finishing third in their repechage with the top four moving through to Sunday’s final.
 
However, it wasn’t to be for the men’s eight (M8+).  The team containing Callum McBrierty (Leander Club/Edinburgh) and Alan Sinclair (Leander Club/Inverness) finished third in their repechage, one place short of the A final, as the Netherlands and Romania claimed first and second.
 
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