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History of World Rowing Under 23 Championships

2000 Nations Cup— Copenhagen Denmark

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Men's Scull

Tom Laurich had a slow first 1000m and although he finished the race off well, he was unable to catch the medallists. The start was too much of a deficit to remedy.

FC: 1st TUR, 2nd DEN, 3rd BRA, 4th SWE, 5th YUG
FB: 1st SLO, 2nd EST, 3rd HUN, 4th ITA, 5th ARG, 6th AUT
Final: 1st GBR 7:39.57, 2nd GER 7:48.18, 3rd FRA 7:51.23, 4th AUS 7:52.93, 5th IRL 8:03.27, 6th NOR 8:05.17

Men's Double Scull

FB: 1st NED, 2nd GRE, 3rd NOR, 4th ESP, 5th HUN, 6th LAT
Final: 1st EST 6:53.73, 2nd AUT 6:59.76, 3rd SLO 7:03.72, 4th GER 7:03.93, 5th CZE 7:18.82, 6th DEN 7:25.73

Men's Quad Scull

The Australians had a slow start and rowed back into the race gradually throughout the race. However the slow start gave too much to the gold medal winning Romanians and so settled for silver.

FB: 1st FRA, 2nd SUI, 3rd DEN, 4th POL, 5th TUR, 6th SWE
Final: 1st ROM 6:22.56, 2nd AUS 6:24.86, 3rd GER 6:25.12, 4th GER 6:25.12, 4th RUS 6:34.28, 5th SLO 6:40.52, 6th ITA 7:23.12

Men's Pair

The Australians started well but settled too much in the second 500m. They regained much of the deficit in the last 500m but not quite enough to get a medal.

FB: 1st ITA, 2nd TUR, 3rd BRA
Final: 1st POL 7:13.19, 2nd CAN 7:15.65, 3rd GER 7:19.15, 4th AUS 7:20.44, 5th USA 7:28.13, 6th LTU 7:39.00

Men's Coxless Four

The Australian crew raced well in a tight finish for 2nd to 4th palcings. They were never able to match the Yugoslav crew. The French crew had a great 3rd 500m but the Australians and fourth placed GBR finished well making it a tight finish.

FB: 1st SLO, 2nd GER, 3rd CZE, 4th ITA, 5th LTU
Final: 1st YUG 6:24.05, 2nd AUS 6:30.33, 3rd FRA 6:30.55, 4th GBR 6:31.33, 5th ROM 6:39.93, 6th CRO 6:42.58

Men's Coxed Four

FB: 1st CRO, 2nd ROM, 3rd BRA
Final: 1st GBR 6:39.13, 2nd ITA 6:42.12, 3rd SLO 6:47.50, 4th GER 6:49.94, 5th ARG 6:51.43, 5th ARG 6:51.43, 6th GRE 6:56.78

Men's Eight

The Australian crew raced very well. However the Germans put in a devastating second 500m to take a 3 second lead which was expanded in the third 500m but clawed back by the Australians in the final stages of the race. The battle for silver against the Americans was worthy with the Americans putting a blistering last 500m to come within 7/100 of second of the Australians.

Final: 1st GER 5:56.04, 2nd AUS 6:01.60, 3rd USA 6L01.67, 4th RUS 6:12.00, 5th POL 6:14.35, 6th FRA 6:26.15

Men's Lightweight Scull

FC: 1st FIN, 2nd SLO, 3rd BRA, 4th SWE
FB: 1st LTU, 2nd AUT, 3rd IRL, 4th DEN, 5th MEX, 6th TUR
Final: 1st RUS 7:50.04, 2nd GER 7:53.72, 3rd HUN 7:56.22, 4th NED 7:56.93, 5th ITA 7:58.36, 6th BEL 8:00.25

Men's Lightweight Double Scull

The Australians took the lead in the B final during the second 500m and went onto a confortable win.

FC: 1st LTU, 2nd GRE
FB: 1st AUS 7:17.23, 2nd CZE 7:20.57, 3rd SUI 7:22.46, 4th SLO 7:23.32, 5th NOR 7:24.20, 6th BEL 7:35.03
Final: 1st AUT 7:01.13, 2nd DEN 7:01.57, 3rd FRA 7:02.40, 4th GER 7:02.65, 5th ITA 7:10.30, 6th GBR 7:28.02

Men's Lightweight Quad Scull

The Australian crew led the B final the whole way to a comfortable victory.

FB: 1st AUS 6:42.77, 2nd GRE 6:45.62, 3rd AUT 6:46.86, 4th SWE 6:48.42, 5th BRA 6:57.35
Final: 1st DEN 6:23.07, 2nd GER 6:24.88, 3rd ESP 6:27.15, 4th RUS 6:28.88, 5th ITA 6:30.58, 6th ARG 6:52.69

Men's Lightweight Four

The Australians were in the mix for the first 500m but lost close contact in the second 500m. They were out of contention from that point forward.

FB: 1st GBR, 2nd AUT, 3rd ITA, 4th GRE, 5th CZE, 6th MEX
Final: 1st DEN 6:36.95, 2nd FRA 6:38.53, 3rd IRL 6:43.49, 4th GER 6:44.06, 5th USA 6:46.48, 6th AUS 6:54.22

Australian Team

Men's Single Scull – Fourth

Tom Laurich (NSW)
Cch: Lindsay Callaghan (NSW)

Men's Quad Scull - Silver

Bow: David Crawshay (VIC)
2: Ian Morgan (ACT)
3: Dan Noonan (NSW)
Str: Jonathon Stone (VIC)
Cch: Peter Somerville (VIC)

Men's Pair - Fourth

Bow: Josh Keogh (WA)
Str: Luke Pougnault (WA)
Cchs: George Xouris (WA) & Andrew Randell (NSW)

Men's Four - Silver

Bow: David Dennis (WA)
2: David Matthews (NSW)
3: David McGowan (WA)
Str: Stephen Stewart (NSW)
Cch: Andrew Randell (NSW)

Men's Eight - Silver

Bow: Nick Baxter (NSW)
2: James Chapman (NSW)
3: Hardy Cubash (QLD)
4: Karsten Forsterling (VIC)
5: Travis Johnston (VIC)
6: Warren Keeble (VIC)
7: Lachlan McPherson (VIC)
Str: Julian Voller (VIC)
Cox: Michael Toon (QLD)
Cch: Chris O'Brien (VIC)

Men's Lightweight Double Scull - Seventh

Bow: Dan Stewart (NSW)
Str: Andrew Sypkens (VIC)
Cch: Greg Howell (NSW)

Men's Lightweight Quad Scull - Seventh

Bow: Sam Beltz (TAS)
2: Josh Frichot (VIC)
3: Scott Penning (VIC)
Str: Ben Southwell (ACT)
Cch: John Cumper (VIC)

Men's Lightweight Coxless Four - Sixth

Bow: Stephen Humphry (NSW)
2: Tim O'Callaghan (NSW)
3: Stewart Old (NSW)
Str: David Taylor (NSW)
Cch: Joe Rodrigues (NSW)

Women's Single Scull - Bronze

Kelly Matthews (NSW)
Cch: Lindsay Callaghan (NSW)

Women's Quad Scull - Silver

Bow: Kaye Anstey (SA)
2: Catriona Oliver (VIC)
3: Andrea Price (SA)
Str: Belinda Talbot (SA)
Cch: Craig Adrians (VIC)

Women's Pair - Fourth

Bow: Elizabeth Windle (SA)
Str: Natalie Legge (NSW)
Cch: Greg Howell (NSW)

Women's Four - Sixth

Bow: Angela Heitman (WA)
2: Sophie Kilpatrick (WA)
3: Joanna Lutz (WA)
Str: Rebecca Sattin (WA)
Cch: Connie Vanderwerp (VIC)

Women's Lightweight Double Scull - Fifth

Bow: Miranda Bennett (SA)
Str: Megan Campbell (SA)
Cch: Andrew Stunnell (SA)

Head Coach: John Cumper (VIC)
Manager: Graham Tanner (ACT)
Doctor: George Bulyga (SA)
Physiotherapist: Kathy Finlay (ACT)
Selectors: Barbara Fenner (SA) & John Rynne (QLD)

Women's Scull

Kelly Matthews raced well being third place at every 500m mark. The difference in her race was the last 500m where she came back strongly to nearly grab silver.

Final B: 1st DEN, 2nd CZE, 3rd LTU, 4th ITA
Final: 1st GBR 8:44.29, 2nd GER 8:48.25, 3rd AUS 8:49.57, 4th LAT 8:50.74, 5th ESP 8:54.03, 6th YUG 9:05.99

Women's Double Scull

FB: 1st LAT, 2nd POL, 3rd NOR, 4th DEN
Final: 1st GER 7:58.06, 2nd RUS 8:00.45, 3rd ITA 8:01.83, 4th FRA 8:10.14, 5th ROM 8:18.50, 6th HUN 8:23.77

Women's Quad Scull

The Australians led through the first 500m but the Poles took charge of the race through the second 500m then the Germans put in an outstanding third 500m to take the lead. The Australian then past the tiring Poles in the last part of the race to finish second.

Final: 1st GER 7:13.20, 2nd AUS 7:14.76, 3rd POL 7:15.06, 4th SWE 7:23.04, 5th DEN 7:24.26, 6th AUT 7:44.15

Women's Pair

The Australians were 3 seconds behind third place after the first 500m and this blew out every 500m thereafter. The first three crews were in one race the others in another.

FB: 1st ROM, 2nd LTU
Final: 1st GBR 8:04.54, 2nd RUS 8:04.73, 3rd GER 8:09.24, 4th AUS 8:17.05, 5th ITA 8:21.72, 6th POL 8:33.05

Women's Four

The Australians were unable to break into the race at any time.
FB: 1st FRA, 2nd GRE, 3rd DEN
Final: 1st USA 7:18.54, 2nd GER 7:23.27, 3rd ROM 7:27.26, 4th GBR 7:32.17, 5th RUS 7:35.96, 6th 7:36.96

Women's Lightweight Scull

FB: 1st SLO, 2nd HUN, 3rd GRE, 4th USA, 5th FIN
Final: 1st DEN 8:35.90, 2nd SUI 8:37.73, 3rd ITA 8:39.17, 4th IRL 8:41.76, 5th GER 8:50.06, 6th ROM 8:53.54

Women's Lightweight Double Scull

The Australian started off well in 3rd place at the 500m, then fourth place at the 1000m but still well in the race but drifted to 5th placing by 1500m where they finished.

FB: 1st SWE, 2nd NOR, 3rd ITA, 4th DEN, 5th RUS
Final: 1st SUI 8:10.10, 2nd GER 8:10.29, 3rd ESP 8:12.86, 4th POL 8:16.88, 5th AUS 8:18.51, 6th AUT 8:30.63

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