Great Britain qualify for four more finals at Munich 2022

The second day of racing in Munich saw Great Britain reach another four finals with both the Men’s Pair (M2-) and PR1 Men’s Single Sculls (PR1 M1x) winning their races in fine style

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Ollie Wynne-Griffith said his race with Tom George in the Men’s Pair (M2-) was “a step on from yesterday.” He explained conditions were “Still quite headwindy” but that it was  “another job done, another step up and we just need to do the same again tomorrow and we’ll see what we get.” He added: “The European Championships are a unique experience, which only comes around once every four years. Any final is special but a multi-sport Championship final makes it even more special. Events like this and the World Championships in September are the races we train and prepare for.”

Benjamin Pritchard convincingly won the PR1 Men’s Single Sculls (PR1 M1x) repechage. He said: “The race was good. I executed what Nick Baker, our Head Coach asked me to do. Nick is unwell so back in the UK at the moment but I hope I’m making him proud from over here.”

Kyra Edwards had the perfect birthday present, finishing third to make the A final on Sunday. Racing with Saskia Budgett in the Women’s Double Sculls (W2x) after the race, Kyra said: “I feel so relieved. Our main aim for this regatta was to get to the A final and then obviously we can see what we can pull out of the bag tomorrow. I feel like we ticked a big box and hopefully we can just keep stepping on through the regatta.” Saskia added: “We’re ready to step on tomorrow, give it everything for the final and see what we’ve got!”

Also reaching the A final were the Men’s Quadruple Sculls (M4x) of Harry Leask, George Bourne, Matt Haywood and Tom Barras, who put in a spirited performance to finish 3rd in the semi final. After the race, Harry said: “Obviously, in an ideal scenario we wouldn’t have caught a crab. But I think it was a really good experience for us. These things can happen on any stage, anywhere and the level of composure we had to deal with to get straight back into the race and work our way back through the field should give us massive confidence going into the final.”

Dale Flockhart and Jamie Copus finished third in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls (LM2x) repechage and will race for 7th place in the B final on Sunday. Dale, racing at his first senior regatta said: “It was very hard as we’ve had some great lightweight doubles for GB in the past and I want to step up and continue to represent Great Britain in this event and hopefully make them all proud. Being here in Munich is almost like a mini-Olympics, so for my first senior international experience it’s pretty cool. There’s a nice buzz around the boat park.”

The other crews racing in A finals over the weekend are:

Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls (LW2x): Imogen Grant and Emily Craig

Women’s Pair (W2-): Emily Ford and Esme Booth

Men’s Four (M4-): Sam Nunn, Will Stewart, Matt Aldridge and Freddie Davidson

Women’s Four (W4-): Heidi Long, Rowan McKellar, Samantha Redgrave and Rebecca Shorten

Women’s Quadruple Sculls (W4x): Lucy Glover, Jess Leyden, Lola Anderson, and Georgie Brayshaw

PR3 mixed coxed four (PR3 Mix 4+): Frankie Allen, Giedre Rakauskaite, Ed Fuller, Ollie Stanhope and Erin Kennedy (cox)

Men’s Eight (M8+): Rory Gibbs, Morgan Bolding, David Bewicke-Copley, Sholto Carnegie, Charlie Elwes, Tom Digby, James Rudkin, Tom Ford and cox Harry Brightmore

Women’s Eight (W8+): Heidi Long, Rowan McKellar, Samantha Redgrave, Rebecca Shorten, Emily Ford, Esme Booth, Rebecca Edwards, Lauren Irwin and cox Morgan Baynham-Williams

 

Day 2 European Rowing Championships Results

Boat Crew Race Time Progression
PR1 M1x Benjamin Pritchard Repechage 10:33.93 1st ➡ A Final
W2x Kyra Edwards, Saskia Budgett Semi-final A/B 07:24.36 3rd ➡ A Final
M2- Ollie Wynne-Griffith, Tom George Semi-final A/B06:55.851st ➡ A Final
LM2x Dale Flockhart, Jamie Copus Repechage 06:58.07 3rd ➡ B Final
M4x Harry Leask, George Bourne, Matt Haywood, Tom Barras Semi-final A/B 06:15.77 3rd➡ A Final
Boat :
PR1 M1x
Crew:
Benjamin Pritchard
Race:
Repechage
Time :
10:33.93
Progression:
1st ➡ A Final
Boat :
W2x
Crew:
Kyra Edwards, Saskia Budgett
Race:
Semi-final A/B
Time :
07:24.36
Progression:
3rd ➡ A Final
Boat :
M2-
Crew:
Ollie Wynne-Griffith, Tom George
Race:
Semi-final A/B
Time :
06:55.85
Progression:
1st ➡ A Final
Boat :
LM2x
Crew:
Dale Flockhart, Jamie Copus
Race:
Repechage
Time :
06:58.07
Progression:
3rd ➡ B Final
Boat :
M4x
Crew:
Harry Leask, George Bourne, Matt Haywood, Tom Barras
Race:
Semi-final A/B
Time :
06:15.77
Progression:
3rd➡ A Final

Catch up with all of the GB Rowing Team’s results here.

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