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Belarusian athletes earn two awards at World Rowing Cup stage in Poznan
Alexandra Yukhnovich, Yana Tsupa, Alesya Lyashkevich and Ksenia Romanovskaya finished second in the women’s four, followed by another Belarusian crew, comprising Anastasia Semenova, Margarita Krechko, Tatiana Pigoreva and Darya Marchenko. Germany claimed victory in this discipline.
Meanwhile, veterans Yulia Bichik and Tatiana Kukhta came fourth in the double sculls finals, while twice Olympic champion Yekaterina Karsten claimed first place in the B final. Kimberley Brennan of Australia showed the best time in the single sculls and claimed victory in the A final.
Vadim Lyalin, Denis Migal, Nikolay Sharlap and Igor Pashevich finished fifth in the decisive race of the men’s four, the top place occupied by Belarusian men. The Belarusian coxed eight also came fifth, alongside Lyudmila Volchek in the Paralympic class of single sculls.
The third stage of the World Rowing Cup was a good test for leading athletes before the start of the 31st Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro.
By Igor Svitov