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1999 World Championships- St Catharines Canada

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Women's Single Scull

Final C: 13thCHN, 14th NOR, 15th SWE, 16th ESP, 17th LAT, 18th ITA
Final B: 7th AUS, 8th FRA, 9th POL, 10th ROM, 11th GBR, 12th USA
Final: 1st BLR 7:11.68, 2nd GER 7:14.70, 3rd BUL 7:17.02, 4th RUS 7:17.51, 5th NZL 7:28.38, 6th CAN 7:32.78

Georgina finished third in the heat, second in the repechage and fifth in the semi final. The semi-final was a tough race with less than a second covering third, fourth and fifth place at the end. The seventh placing was good with Georgina proabaly having her best race in the final. She dominated the B final winning by over 4.5 seconds.

Men's Single Scull

Final E: 25th HUN, 26th KOR, 27th INA, 28th BRA, 29th ESA
Final D: 19th SLO, 20th RUS, 21st FRA, 22nd SWE, 23rd IRL, 24th CRO
Final C: 13th YUG, 14th GBR, 15th ARG, 16th AUS, 17th RSA, 18th BEL
Final B: 7th EST, 8th EGY, 9th LAT, 10th GER, 11th USA, 12th SVK
Final: 1st NZL 6:36.68, 2nd SUI 6:40.96, 3rd CAN 6:43.99, 4th CZE 6:45.25, 5th BUL 6:47.44, 6th ITA 6:47.93

James finished second in the heat behind gold medallist Rob Waddell, second in the repechage but was well beaten in the semi-final finishing fifth. This put him final C and the result is above.

Women's Pair

Final B: 7th USA, 8th UKR, 9th RSA, 10th DEN, 11th NZL, 12th CHN
Final: 1st CAN 7:00.85, 2nd GER 7:02.77, 3rd AUS 7:03.83, 4th RUS 7:04.98, 5th GBR 7:08.51, 6th ROM 7:98.01

The Australian pair were happy to finish second in the heat and get a place in the semi-final. They met the gold medallists Canada in the semi-final and were unable to beat them and finished second. The final was a great race for minor placings with the Canadians dominating. This was a good preparation for the Australian crew for the Olympics.

Men's Coxless Pair

Final C: 13th USA, 14th BRA, 15th RUS, 16th YUG, 17th BUL, 18th NED
Final B: 7th RSA, 8th CAN, 9th POL, 10th SLO, 11th GRE, 12th ROM
Final: 1st AUS 6:19.00, 2nd FRA 6:22.21, 3rd CRO 6:24.86, 4th ITA 6:28.73, 5th GBR 6:28.75, 6th GER 6:31.36

The Australians dominated their heat winning by 5.5 seconds and then comfortably winning their semi-final. The final was again one of domination with the crew so far ahead in the third five hundred, it was not considered possible this could occur in a World Championships. The other crews fought back in the last five hundred but the race was won far earlier.

Women's Double Scull

Final B: 7th GBR, 8th SUI, 9th HUN, 10th ROM, 11th USA, 12th DEN
Final: 1st GER 6:41.98, 2nd CHN 6:45.99, 3rd NED 6:46.18, 4th LTU 6:50.13, 5th FRA 6:56.45, 6th AUS 7:00.34

The Australian crew was fortunate not to meet any other finalists in the heat and so won their race. However they met the gold medallists in the semi-final and finished third. The final placing was on form.

Men's Double Scull

Final C: 13th CAN, 14th CZE, 15th BRA, 16th SUI, 17th AUS, 18th AUT
Final B: 7th UKR, 8th EST, 9th USA, 10th ITA, 11th POL, 12th CRO
Final: 1st SLO 6:04.37, 2nd GER 6:06.15, 3rd NOR 6:06.20, 4th FRA 6:15.11, 5th HUN 6:15.59, 6th DEN 6:17.78

The Australian double finished fourth in their heat but had a disappointing semi-final row finishing fourth well behind third place getter Estonia and therefore into final C.

Men's Coxless Four

Final C: 13th USA, 14th UKR, 15th CRO, 16th LTU, 17th URU, 18th SLO
Final B: 7th GER, 8th ROM, 9th EGY, 10th POL, 11th BLR, 12th NED
Final: 1st GBR 5:48.57, 2nd AUS 5:50.11, 3rd ITA 5:51.41, 4th NZL 5:54.23, 5th NOR 5:54.53, 6th FRA 5:54.81

The Australian crew won their heat and semi final but did not meet the British crew in either race. The final was a great race but the British crew of Cracknell, Pinsent, Coode and Redgrave foreshadowed what was planned for the Olympic Games and won the final. The Australians raced very well.

Women's Lightweight Double Scull

Final D: 19th SWE, 20th AUT, 21st ESP, 21st POR
Final C: 13th DEN, 14th CHN, 15th GRE, 16th JPN, 17th ZIM, 18th GBR
Final B: 7th SUI, 8th HUN, 9th POL, 10th CAN, 11th BUL, 12th ITA
Final: 1st ROM 8:12.67, 2nd USA 8:116.30, 3rd AUS 8:19.88, 4th FRA 8:21.83, 5th GER 8:32.07, 6th NED 8:36.61

The Australian crew finished second in their heat behind Germany but easily won their repechage. They met the gold medallists in the semi-final and finshed 0.6 seconds behind them in second place in a great race. Although in very heavy conditions in the final, the pace went up another notch in a great race where the Australians finished third.

Men's Lightweight Double Scull

Final E: 24th KOR, 25th TPE
Final D: 19th INA, 20th HKG, 21st PAR, 22nd PER, 23rd ESA
Final C: 13th FIN, 14th AUT, 15th DEN, 16th SVK, 17th SWE, 18th POR
Final B: 7th JPN, 8th NED, 9th GBR, 10th GRE, 11th RUS, 12th IRL
Final: 1st ITA 7:12.46, 2nd AUS 7:15.95, 3rd GER 7:18.80, 4th SUI 7:23.11, 5th FRA 7:27.35, 6th USA 7:29.50

The Australians won their heat in the fastest time and finished second behind Switzerland in the semi-final. This did not prevent them showing their great form in the final in tough head wind conditions taking silver.

Men's Lightweight Four

Final C: 13th ESP, 14th SWE, 15th JPN, 16th MEX, 17th SUI, 18th GRE
Final B: 7th NED 8th RUS, 9th USA, 10th RSA, 11th GBR, 12th GER
Final: 1st DEN 6:45.63, 2nd AUS 6:47.15, 3rd FRA 6:47.35, 4th ITA 6:47.75, 5th AUT 6:53.00, 6th CAN 6:58.95

The Australians had a good run through to the final winning both the heat and semi-final. The final included a fine battle with the French which was a prelude to the great contest between these two crews at the Olympic Games.

Women's Quad Scull

Final B: 7th GBR, 8th BLR, 9th ROM, 10th ITA, 11th AUS, 12th POL
Final: 1st GER 7:06.53, 2nd UKR 7:09.98, 3rd RUS 7:11.64, 4th USA 7:20.60, 5th CHN 7:22.19, 6th DEN 7:22.84

The Australians struggled finishing third in their heat and last in their semi-final.

Men's Quad Scull

Final C: 13th ROM, 14th SWE, 15th GBR, 16th RUS, 17th NOR, 18th POR
Final B: 7th ITA, 8th CHN, 9th CUB, 10th BEL, 11th POL, 12th USA
Final: 1st GER 6:24.37, 2nd UKR 6:27.39, 3rd AUS 6:28.20, 4th NED 6:30.80, 5th AUT 6:32.85, 6th SUI 6:38.46

The Australians had an interesting path to the final with a third placing in the heat, a win in the repechage, third placing in the semi-final against both the gold and silver medallists and a bronze medal in the final. It is not often that all three medallists meet in a semi-final as the draw acts against such occurrences. As a matter of interest, the other semi-final was won in a faster time than the Australian's semi-final.

Women's Eight

Final B: 7th BLR, 8th NZL
Final: 1st ROM 6:47.66, 2nd USA 6:48.81, 3rd CAN 6:53.19, 4th NED 6:55.57, 5th AUS 6:56.02, 6th GER 7:02.22

The Australians were doubling up in other events and so the third placing in the heats and the fourth placing in the repechage were not unexpected. However the final result was in fact consistent with the preliminary heats.

Men's Eight

Final B: 7th AUS, 8th CAN, 9th CRO, 10th GER, 11th FRA
Final: 1st USA 6:01.58, 2nd GBR 6:03.27, 3rd RUS 6:04.64, 4th ROM 6:07.56, 5th NED 6:10.54, 6th ITA 6:13.42

The Australians finshed third in their heat and repechage and thus missed out on the final.

Australian Team

Men's Single Scull—Sixteenth
James Burton (QLD)
Cch: Nick Garrett (WA)

Men's Double Scull—Seventeenth
Bow: Matthew O'Callaghan (NSW)
Str: Jonathon Fievez (WA)
Cch: Reg Free (QLD)

Men's Quad Scull—Bronze
Bow: Peter Hardcastle (NSW)
2: Jason Day (VIC)
3: Duncan Free (QLD)
Str: Stuart Reside (WA)
Cch: Nick Garrett (WA)

Men's Coxless Pair—Gold
Bow: Drew Ginn (VIC)
Str: James Tomkins (VIC)
Cch: Noel Donaldson (VIC)

Men's Coxed Pair—Fourth
Bow: Zachary Kirkham (NSW)
Str: Stuart McRae (ACT)
Cox: Brett Hayman (VIC)
Cch: Noel Donaldson (VIC)

Men's Coxless Four—Silver
Bow: Geoffrey Stewart (NSW)
2: Boden Hansen (QLD)
3: Ben Dodwell (VIC)
Str: James Stewart (NSW)
Cch: Tim McLaren (NSW)

Men's Eight—Seventh
Bow: Alistair Gordon (NSW)
2: Christian Ryan (VIC)
3: Jaimie Fernandez (SA)
4: Nick Porzig (WA)
5: Robert Jahrling (NSW)
6: David Porzig (WA)
7: Nigel Sullivan (VIC)
Str: Michael McKay (VIC)
Cox: Brett Hayman (VIC)
Cch: Brian Richardson (VIC)

Women's Single Scull—Seventh
Georgina Douglas (VIC)
Cch: Noel Donaldson (VIC)

Women's Double Scull—Sixth
Bow: Marina Hatzakis (NSW)
Str: Bronwyn Roye (NSW)
Cch: Ellen Randell (NSW)

Women's Quad Scull—Eleventh
Bow: Kerry Knowler (ACT)
2: Amber Bradley (WA)
3: Jane Robinson (VIC)
Str: Monique Heinke (NSW)
Cch: Stephen Evans (NSW)

Women's Pair—Bronze
Bow: Rachael Taylor (VIC)
Str: Kate Slatter (SA)
Cch: Paul Thompson (ACT)

Women's Eight—Fifth
Bow: Amy Safe (SA)
2: Alison Davies (NSW)
3: Jodie Winter (NSW)
4: Bronwyn Thompson (VIC)
5: Emily Martin (VIC)
6: Kristina Larsen (NSW)
7: Rachael Kininmonth (VIC)
Str: Anna Ozlins (SA)
Cox: Katie Foulkes (VIC)
Cch: Adrian David (SA)

Men's Lightweight Single Scull—Seventh
Karl Parker (NSW)
Cch: Bob Bleakley (QLD)

Men's Lightweight Double Scull—Silver
Bow: Bruce Hick (ACT)
Str: Haimish Karrash (QLD)
Cch: Bob Bleakley (QLD)

Men's Lightweight Coxless Pair—Seventh
Bow: Michael Wiseman (NSW)
Str: Robert Mitchell (NSW)
Cch: Sam le Compte (TAS)

Men's Lightweight Coxless Four—Silver
Bow: Robert Richards (VIC)
2: Anthony Edwards (VIC)
3: Darren Balmforth (TAS)
Str: Simon Burgess (TAS)
Cch: Sam le Compte (TAS)

Women's Lightweight Single Scull—Eighth
Kisahn Lamshed (SA)
Cch: Adrian David (SA)

Women's Lightweight Double Scull—Bronze
Bow: Sally Newmarch (SA)
Str: Virginia Lee (NSW)
Cch: Harald Jahrling (NSW)

Touring Head Coach: Reinhold Batschi (ACT)
Selectors: Dr David Yates (VIC) and Dr Graham Jones (NSW)
Manager: Michael Eastaughffe (SA)
Assistant Manager: Paul Sloan (ACT)
Doctors: Bill Webb (NSW) and Robin Yarrow (NSW)
Physiotherapists: Alan Bourke (NSW), Wendy Lowe (NSW), Kathy Findlay (ACT), Susan Everett (SA)
Masseurs: Luke Attwell (VIC), Jason Benny-Morris (VIC)
Pyschologist: Jeff Bond (ACT)
Boatman: Andreas Maul (SUI)
Jury: Andrew Guerin (VIC)

More Results

Women's Lightweight Single Scull

Final C: 13th CZE, 14th HKG, 15th THA
Final B: 7th NED, 8th AUS, 9th FRA, 10th GBR, 11th JPN, 12th ESP
Final: 1st SUI 7:33.80, 2nd USA 7:34.99, 3rd ARG 7:35.81, 4th GER 7:36.31, 5th ROM 7:39.69, 6th CRO 7:46.60

Kisahn finished third in her heat, second in the repechage and fourth in the semi-final. She had the gold and bronze medallists in the semi-final which made it a tough race.

Men's Lightweight Single Scull

Final D: 18th TPE, 19th IND
Final C: 13th CHI, 14th CRO, 15th ESP, 16th SWE, 17th ISR
Final B: 7th AUS, 8th POL, 9th NZL, 10th FRA, 11th USA, 12th ITA
Final: 1st DEN 6:47.97, 2nd CZE 6:51.14, 3rd HUN 6:53.14, 4th IRL 6:55.05, 5th GER 6:56.02, 6th GBR 7:03.88

Karl started well with a second placing in both the heat and repechage getting him into the semi-finals. A fourth placing in the semi-final by only 0.26 second where the first four crews finished within a second was just plain bad luck.

Men's Coxed Pair

Final: 1st USA 6:48.56, 2nd GER 6:48.81, 3rd ARG 6:56.07, 4th AUD 6:56.25, 5th ITS 7:05.41, 6th RUS 7:09.64

This crew suffered the usual lack of attention problems of being reserves for the eight. Noel Donaldson assisted them in the end and they nearly won a medal.

Women's Four

Final: 1st BLR 6:26.25, 2nd GER 6:28.29, 3rd USA 6:31.15, 4th GBR 6:34.17, 5th CAN 6:37.20

Men's Lightweight Eight

Final: 1st USA 5:34.43, 2nd GBR 5:36.08, 3rd ITA 5:36.93, 4th CAN 5:39.06, 5th NED 5:41.95, 6th ESP 5:42.18

Women's Lightweight Pair

Final: 1st USA 8:31.11, 2nd GBR 8:31.72, 3rd ZIM 9:00.98, 4th ARG 9:05.96, 5th MEX 9:13.43

Men's Lightweight Pair

Final C: 12th RUS, 13th HUN
Fianl B: 7th AUS, 8th GBR, 9th NED, 10th USA, 11th JPN
Final: 1st ITA 7:28.35, 2nd CHI 7:29.05, 3rd IRL 7:29.18, 4th FRA 7:36.70, 5th DEN 7:37.71, 6th GER 7:48.63

The Australians started with a third placing in the heat which was enough to make the semi-final. Unfortunately they met the three medallists in the semi and finished fourth.

Women's Lightweight Quad Scull

Final: 1st USA 7:17.82, 2nd GER 7:20.19, 3rd CAN 7:33.57, 4th ZIM 8:06.50

Men's Lightweight Quad Scull

Final: 1st ITA 6:27.71, 2nd GER 6:32.41, 3rd IRL 6:32.81, 4th ESP 6:34.16, 5th DEN 6:34.24, 6th USA 6:38.55

Men's Coxed Four

Final: 1st USA 6:38.31, 2nd GBR 6:40.18, 3rd ROM 6:41.89, 4th ARG 6:43.09, 5th ITA 6:43.72, 6th GER 6;44.20

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