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2001 World Junior Championships– Duisburg Germany

Selection and Training

Following the completion of the Interstate Championships held at Wivenhoe Dam QLD, the selection trials were held from 4th - 6th May at Penrith. The trials were conducted in excellent conditions and after 2 days of racing the team was announced.

The crews were again selected on the basis of being from the one State to allow training in their home State and so minimise disruption to education. The men's coxless four trained in Hobart TAS, the men's coxed four in Brisbane and the women's crews in Sydney.

Each athlete had to contribute $7,000 to form part of the team.

The Championships were conducted in Duisburg Germany from 7th to 11th August 2001.  The team undertook a training camp at Hazewinkel in Belgium

Despite Australia entering only five crews, it finished tenth overall in the medal tally with one gold and two silver medals.

Results – Men

Men's Junior Single Scull

Link to finals results sheets

E1: 1st AUS, 2nd CAN, 3rd GEO, 4th NZL, 5th NOR, 6th VEN 
E2: 1st HUN, 2nd ITA, 3rd HKG, 4th EST, 5th DEN, 6th MLD 
E3: 1st GER, 2nd FRA, 3rd BLR, 4th LAT, 5th RUS, 6th TUN 
E4: 1st GBR, 2nd BUL, 3rd USA , 4th ARG, 5th ISL 
R1: 1st HKG, 2nd LAT, 3rd CAN, 4th VEN, 5th ISL 
R2: 1st ITA, 2nd BLR, 3rd MLD, 4th ARG, 5th NOR 
R3: 1st FRA, 2nd NZL, 3rd DEN, 4th USA , 5th TUN 
R4: 1st BUL, 2nd EST, 3rd RUS, 4th GEO 
SFA/B: 1st AUS, 2nd BLR, 3rd BUL, 4th FRA, 5th HUN, 6th LAT 
SFA/B: 1st GBR, 2nd GER, 3rd ITA, 4th NZL, 5th EST, 6th HKG 
SFC/D: 1st CAN, 2nd ARG, 3rd RUS, 4th USA, 5th ISL 
SFC/D: 1st DEN, 2nd VEN, 3rd MLD, 4th GEO, 5th NOR, 6th TUN
Final D: 19th USA, 20th GEO, 21st NOR, 22nd ISL, 23rd TUN 
Final C: 13th CAN, 14th DEN, 15th VEN, 16th MLD, 17th RUS, 18th ARG 
Final B: 7th FRA, 8th HUN, 9th HKG, 10th NZL, 11th LAT, 12th EST 
Final: 1st GBR 7:00.96, 2nd AUS 7:05.07, 3rd GER 7:10.09, 4th BUL 7:15.83, 5th ITA 7:16.19, 6th BLR 7:23.01

Scott Brennan raced to perfection winning the heat and semi-final comfortably and by large margins. However the British sculler Matthew Langridge raced better than him on the finals day taking gold and leaving silver to Scott Brennan. Scott Brennan put in a great middle 1000 metres to bridge the gap and lead into the last 500 metre but that effort was too great to retain sufficient energy in the final part of the race. Langridge was able to regain the lead and win from the gallant and tiring Brennan. 

Men's Junior Double Scull

E1: 1st BUL, 2nd UKR, 3rd SUI, 4th SLO, 5th CYP, 6th IND
E2: 1st ITA, 2nd AUT, 3rd POL, 4th USA , 5th BEL, 6th ZIM
E3: 1st GER, 2nd NOR, 3rd EST, 4th CAN, 5th NED, 6th JPN
E4: 1st CZE, 2nd CRO, 3rd RUS, 4th BLR, 5th ARG
R1: 1st ARG, 2nd UKR, 3rd POL, 4th CAN, 5th IND
R2: 1st AUT, 2nd BLR, 3rd EST, 4th CYP, 5th ZIM
R3: 1st NOR, 2nd RUS, 3rd BEL, 4th SLO, 5th JPN
R4: 1st CRO, 2nd SUI, 3rd NED, 4th USA
SF1: 1st CRO, 2nd BUL, 3rd GER, 4th AUT, 5th UKR, 6th RUS
SF2: 1st CZE, 2nd SUI, 3rd ARG, 4th NOR, 5th BLR, 6th ITA
Final D: 19th USA , 20th SLO, 21st ZIM, 22nd CYP, 23rd IND
Final C: 13th EST, 14th CAN, 15th POL, 16th BEL, 17th JPN, 18th NED
Final B: 7th AUT, 8th NOR, 9th BLR, 10th UKR, 11th ITA, 12th RUS
Final: 1st CRO 6:32.44, 2nd CZE 6:33.82, 3rd GER 6:34.45, 4th BUL 6:39.64, 5th SUI 6:42.08, 6th ARG 6:45.34

Men's Junior Quad Scull

E1: 1st ITA, 2nd UKR, 3rd NED, 4th RUS, 5th JPN, 6th CZE
E2: 1st FRA, 2nd ESP, 3rd AUT, 4th EST, 5th YUG
E3: 1st GRE, 2nd CRO, 3rd DEN, 4th LAT, 5th ISL
E4: 1st GER, 2nd SLO, 3rd POL, 4th SUI, 5th LTU
R1: 1st UKR, 2nd CZE, 3rd LAT, 4th AUT, 5th LTU
R2: 1st JPN, 2nd ESP, 3rd SUI, 4th DEN
R3: 1st POL, 2nd RUS, 3rd CRO, 4th YUG
R4: 1st NED, 2nd SLO, 3rd EST, 4th ISL
SF1: 1st NED, 2nd ITA, 3rd CZE, 4th JPN, 5th GRE, 6th RUS
SF2: 1st FRA, 2nd UKR, 3rd GER, 4th SLO, 5th POL, 6th ESP
Final D: 19th LTU, 20th YUG, 21st ISL
Final C: 13th CRO, 14th SUI, 15th LAT, 16th AUT, 1 th DEN, 18th EST
Final B: 7th SLO, 8th GRE, 9th ITA, 10th NED, 11th UKR, 12th CZE
Final: 1st FRA 6:02.69, 2nd GER 6:04.22, 3rd ITA 6:05.19, 4th NED 6:06.95, 5th UKR 6:07.39, 6th CZE 6:20.67

Men's Junior Coxless Pair

E1: 1st SLO, 2nd BLR, 3rd NED, 4th LTU, 5th CRO, 6th ARG
E2: 1st FRA, 2nd GER, 3rd RUS, 4th BEL, 5th NOR
E3: 1st LAT, 2nd CZE, 3rd ITA, 4th RSA, 5th MLD
R1: 1st GER, 2nd NED, 3rd NOR, 4th ARG, 5th RSA
R2: 1st BLR, 2nd ITA, 3rd CRO, 4th BEL
R3: 1st RUS, 2nd CZE, 3rd LTU, 4th MLD
SF1: 1st LAT, 2nd SLO, 3rd NED, 4th BLR, 5th CRO, 6th CZE
SF2: 1st GER, 2nd FRA, 3rd LTU, 4th RUS, 5th ITA, 6th NOR
Final C: 13th ARG, 14th BEL, 15th RSA, 16th MLD
Final B: 7th RUS, 8th CZE, 9th BLR, 10th ITA, 11th CRO, 12th NOR
Final: 1st FRA 6:48.90, 2nd LAT 6:53.35, 3rd GER 6:54.81, 4th SLO 7:04.60, 5th LTU 7:06.75, 6th NED 7:10.89

Men's Junior Coxed Pairs

E1; 1st ROM, 2nd GER, 3rd ITA, 4th RUS
E2: 1st UKR, 2nd PER, 3rd YUG, 4th USA
R: 1st GER, 2nd ITA, 3rd RUS, 4th PER, 5th USA , 6th YUG
Final B: 7th YUG, 8th USA
Final: 1st ROM 7:15.57, 2nd GER 7:17.91, 3rd UKR 7:18.91, 4th RUS 7:24.76, 5th ITA 7:26.67, 6th PER 7:31.46

Men's Coxless Four

E1: 1st FRA, 2nd BEL, 3rd RSA, 4th PAR, 5th EST
E2: 1st ROM, 2nd GER, 3rd CZE, 4th YUG, 5th ESP
E3: 1st BLR, 2nd AUS, 3rd SLO, 4th GBR, 5th LTU
E4: 1st CAN, 2nd ITA, 3rd CRO, 4th MLD
R1: 1st BEL, 2nd CZE, 3rd GBR
R2: 1st GER, 2nd SLO, 3rd EST, 4th MLD
R3: 1st AUS, 2nd ESP, 3rd PAR, 4th CRO
R4: 1st ITA, 2nd RSA, 3rd LTU, 4th YUG
SFA/B: 1st FRA, 2nd ROM, 3rd ITA, 4th AUS, 5th SLO, 6th CZE
SFA/B: 1st BLR, 2nd CAN, 3rd GER, 4th ESP, 5th RSA, 6th BEL
SFC/D: 1st GBR, 2nd CRO, 3rd LTU, 4th MLD
SFC/D: 1st PAR, 2nd YUG, 3rd EST
Final D: 18th EST, 19th MLD
Final C: 13th PAR, 14th GBR, 15th CRO, 16th YUG, 17th LTU
Final B: 7th AUS 6:11.84, 8th BEL, 9th ESP, 10th RSA, 11th CZE, 12th SLO
Final: 1st FRA 6:08.23, 2nd BLR 6:11.86, 3rd CAN 6:13.98, 4th ROM 6:15.86, 5th GER 6:19.48, 6th ITA 6:20.23

The Australians were well beaten by the crew from Belarus and eventual silver medalists in the heat. They raced well in the repechage to win comfortably. Unfortunately they had a tough fight with the Italians in the semi-final which they narrowly lost and were relegated to the B final which they won. It was tight race throughout in this B final with the Australians leading by a narrow margin throughout. To the line, the fast finishing Belgium crew threw everything at the Australians but were withstood, albeit narrowly.

Men's Junior Coxed Four

E1: 1st GER, 2nd UKR, 3rd GBR, 4th AUS, 5th SLO
E2: 1st ROM, 2nd ITA, 3rd CRO, 4th GRE, 5th USA
R1: 1st UKR, 2nd CRO, 3rd USA , 4th AUS
R2: 1st ITA, 2nd GBR, 3rd GRE, 4th SLO
Final B: 7th AUS 6:27.42, 8th USA , 9th SLO, 10th GRE
Final: 1st GER 6:18.65, 2nd ROM 6:20.37, 3rd ITA 6:22.54, 4th GBR 6:28.23, 5th UKR 6:29.27, 6th CRO 6:38.30

The Australian four were unfortunately off the pace in the heat and repechage - fourth in the heat and last in the repechage. The B Final racing and result were strong but too late. The Australians were determined to reverse previous performances and raced strongly throughout the final B. They only narrowly led at the 1000m mark but through controlled racing increased their lead to 2.4 secs at the finish.

Men's Junior Eight

E1: 1st GER, 2nd ITA, 3rd USA , 4th POL, 5th SUI
E2: 1st ROM, 2nd GBR, 3rd FRA, 4th UKR
E3: 1st RUS, 2nd NZL, 3rd CZE, 4th ESP
R: 1st POL, 2nd ESP, 3rd UKR, 4th SUI
SF1: 1st GER, 2nd RUS, 3rd GBR, 4th USA, 5th CZE, 6th ESP
SF2: 1st ROM, 2nd ITA, 3rd NZL, 4th POL, 5th FRA, 6th UKR
Final B: 7th USA , 8th CZE, 9th ESP, 10th POL, 11th FRA, 12th UKR
Final: 1st ROM 5:49.63, 2nd RUS 5:49.96, 3rd GBR 5:51.44, 4th GER, 5:51.80, 5th ITA 5:57.03, 6th NZL 6:00.69

Australian Team

Men's Junior Single Scull – Silver

  • Scott Brennan (TAS)
  • Cch: Sam le Compte (TAS)

Men's Junior Coxless Four – Seventh

  • Bow: Cameron Wurf (TAS)
  • 2: Sam Waley (TAS)
  • 3: Kasper Hebblewhite (TAS)
  • Str: Hugh Edwards (TAS)
  • Cch: Darren Balmforth (TAS)

Men's Junior Coxed Four – Seventh

  • Bow: David Nelson (QLD)
  • 2: Adam Bright (QLD)
  • 3: Sam Conrad (QLD)
  • Str: Peter Winkle (QLD)
  • Cox: Blair Hammond (QLD)
  • Cch: Tim Conrad (QLD)

Women's Junior Double Scull – Fourth

  • Bow: Hally Hames (NSW)
  • Str: Elizabeth Kell (NSW)
  • Cch: Debbie Fox (NSW)

Women's Junior Four – Fourth

  • Bow: Katie Palin (NSW)
  • 2: Anna Tarrant (NSW)
  • 3: Alex Doyle (NSW)
  • Str: Megan Crawford (NSW)
  • Cch: Lizzi Chapman (NSW)

Support Team

Head Coach: Sam LeCompte (TAS)
Manager: Peter Huggett (QLD)
Doctor: Dr Steve Hinchy (QLD)
Selectors: Dr David Yates (Chairman-VIC)
Men - Charles Bartlett (NSW) & Head Men's Coach
Women - Barbara Fenner (SA) & Head Women's Coach

Results – Women

Women's Junior Single Scull

E1: 1st ROM, 2nd BUL, 3rd ITA, 4th EST, 5th HKG, 6th ZIM 
E2: 1st RUS, 2nd SUI, 3rd LAT, 4th VEN, 5th CYP 
E3: 1st HUN, 2nd DEN, 3rd NOR, 4th ARG, 5th USA 
E4: 1st GER, 2nd IRL, 3rd POL, 4th YUG, 5th SLO 
R1: 1st BUL, 2nd LAT, 3rd ARG, 4th SLO, 5th ZIM 
R2; 1st NOR, 2nd SUI, 3rd YUG, 4th HKG 
R3: 1st DEN, 2nd POL, 3rd EST, 4th CYP 
R4: 1st ITA, 2nd IRL, 3rd USA , 4th VEN
SF1: 1st ROM, 2nd HUN, 3rd ITA, 4th LAT, 5th POL, 6th NOR 
SF2: 1st BUL, 2nd GER, 3 rd SUI, 4 th DEN, 5th IRL, 6th RUS 
Final D: 19th HKG, 20th ZIM, 21st CYP 
Final C: 13th USA, 14th ARG, 15th EST, 16th YUG, 17th SLO, 18th VEN 
Final B: 7th LAT, 8th DEN, 9th RUS, 10th NOR, 11th IRL, 12th POL 
Final: 1st ROM 7:45.86, 2nd BUL 7:50.81, 3rd GER 7:55.34, 4th HUN 7:59.37, 5th ITA 8:05.05, 6th SUI 8:13.34 

Women's Junior Double Scull

E1: 1st SWE, 2nd CZE, 3rd USA , 4th BLR, 5th DEN, 6th NED
E2: 1st GER, 2nd POL, 3rd FRA, 4th AUS, 5th BUL
E3: 1st ITA, 2nd RUS, 3rd BEL, 4th SUI, 5th ZIM
E4: 1st LAT, 2nd HUN, 3rd CRO, 4th MYA, 5th IND
R1: 1st CZE, 2nd FRA, 3rd NED, 4th SUI, 5th IND
R2: 1st POL, 2nd BEL, 3rd DEN, 4th MYA
R3: 1st RUS, 2nd BLR, 3rd BUL, 4th CRO
R4: 1st AUS, 2nd HUN, 3rd USA, 4th ZIM
SFA/B: 1st GER, 2nd RUS, 3rd AUS, 4th FRA, 5th BEL, 6th SWE
SFA/B: 1st LAT, 2nd ITA, 3rd CZE, 4th POL, 5th BLR, 6th HUN
SFC/D: 1st NED, 2nd USA , 3rd CRO, 4th MYA, 5th IND
SFC/D: 1st BUL, 2nd DEN, 3rd SUI, 4th ZIM
Final D: 19th MYA, 20th ZIM, 21st IND
Final C: 13th BUL, 14th DEN, 15th USA, 16th SUI, 17th NED, 18th CRO
Final B: 7th BEL, 8th POL, 9th SWE, 10th FRA, 11th HUN, 12th BLR
Final: 1st RUS 7:15.91, 2nd GER 7:16.44, 3rd ITA 7:19.47, 4th AUS 7:20.11, 5th LAT 7:23.23, 6th CZE 7:30.46

The Australians warmed up after the heat winning their repechage and comfortably qualifying through the semifinal in the third fastest time in clearly the fastest semi by far. It was the Italians who surprised the Australians in the final in a good performance leaving the Australians out of the medals by 0.6 second. The Russians and Germans created a margin over the rest of the field and so the Australians were battling for the bronze. The Australians were in third place through most of the race but could not match the sprint of the Italians to the finish.

Women's Junior Quad Scull

E1: 1st CZE, 2nd GER, 3rd ROM, 4th GBR, 5th JPN, 6th CRO
E2: 1st NED, 2nd ESP, 3rd ITA, 4th AUT, 5th UKR, 6th GRE
R1: 1st GER, 2nd GBR, 3rd CRO, 4th UKR, 5th ITA
R2: 1st ROM, 2nd ESP, 3rd JPN, 4th AUT, 5th GRE
Final: 1st GER 6:37.34, 2nd ROM 6:41.35, 3rd CZE 6:41.86, 4th NED 6:42.34, 5th ESP 6:50.10, 6th GBR 6:56.37

Women's Junior Pair

E1: 1st BUL, 2nd FRA, 3rd GRE, 4th UZB, 5th CRO
E2: 1st BLR, 2nd ROM, 3rd RUS, 4th GER, 5th USA
R1: 1st RUS, 2nd USA, 3rd FRA, 4th UZB
R2: 1st ROM, 2nd GER, 3rd CRO, 4th GRE
Final B: 7th FRA, 8th GRE, 9th CRO, 10th UZB
Final: 1st BLR 7:16.58, 2nd ROM 7:24.52, 3rd GER 7:31.79, 4th RUS 7:36.84, 5th BUL 7:43.84, 6th USA 7:47.32

Women's Junior Four

E1: 1st GER, 2nd AUS, 3rd FRA, 4th ITA, 5th RUS
E2: 1st BLR, 2nd POL, 3rd GBR, 4th USA
R1: 1st AUS, 2nd GBR, 3rd ITA
R2: 1st USA, 2nd POL, 3rd FRA, 4th RUS
Final B: 7th ITA, 8th FRA, 9th RUS
Final: 1st BLR 6:49.84, 2nd USA 6:55.96, 3rd GER 6:56.78, 4th AUS 7:00.25, 5th POL 7:03.97, 6th GBR 7:05.54

The Australians raced well but not quite well enough. They finished second in the heat and won the repechage well. Unfortunately they were not quite on medal pace in the final being fourth place throughout the race.

Women's Junior Eight

E1: 1st ROM, 2nd GER, 3rd UKR, 4th USA
E2: 1st BLR, 2nd RUS, 3rd NZL
R: 1st GER, 2nd USA, 3rd RUS, 4th NZL, 5th UKR
Final: 1st ROM 6:20.47, 2nd BLR 6:21.77, 3rd GER 6:28.35, 4th RUS 6:34.79, 5th USA 6:38.02, 6th NZL 6:42.84

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