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Irish scullers qualify for World finals

Updated: Saturday, 06 Aug 2011 17:25

Dorney Lake - The World Junior Championships are taking place at the 2012 Olympic venue
Dorney Lake - The World Junior Championships are taking place at the 2012 Olympic venue

Single scullers Paul O’Donovan and Holly Nixon have both qualified for the A final at the World Rowing Junior Championships in England.

O'Donovan from Skibereen and Fermanagh’s Nixon both won their semi-finals on Saturday afternoon and will look for a repeat performance on Sunday at Dorney Lake.

O'Donovan made his move in the final 500 metres and won a battle with Andrii Mykhailov of Ukraine for victory, while Nixon, from the Portora club in Enniskillen, got out in front early on in her semi-final and won well.

The women's A Final is scheduled for 11.30am on Sunday, followed by the men's A Final at 11.45am.

Dorney Lake will be Olympic rowing venue next year.