Tuks rowers shine for South Africa at World Championships

Posted on September 07, 2009

Shaun went straight through to the A/B semi final from the heats without too many problems. He and his partner Ramon Di Clemente finished 6th.

Matthew and Bean were 3rd in their heat, but got through to the final in the rep winning easily, after a messy start.

After the heats it looked like it was between SA and Serbia for the bronze as they were separated by 0.5 of a second in both the heat and rep.

Matt and Bean had an amazing race in the final with only a small mistake in the last 200 m costing them the medal. They held their own against Olympic medallists and World Champions.

James and his partner Polly got through to the A/B semi final in a great rep, holding off the USA in the final stretch. The SA pair finished 12th in the final.

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