A medal chance is slim for Switzerland. Janine Gmel had to withdraw from the skiff semi-final due to a positive Covid-19 test. However, four Swiss boats qualified for the European Rowing A Finals in Munich. The newly formed Coxless 4 around Roman Rosli mastered his subject.
Jimelin, 32, had to row on Saturday to qualify for the final. But after experiencing cold-like symptoms, she took a Covid test, which came back positive, forcing her to abandon the competition and self-isolate in a hotel.
The 2017 world champion finished second in his series and qualified for the semi-finals almighty. “It was an unexpected and bittersweet end after a great start to these European Championships“, she said.
Four boats in the final
Roman Rosli, who finished second at the Worlds in the double sculls 4 years ago, returned to the Swiss rowing team a few weeks ago. The latest project from “Swiss Rowing” already promises a lot. Joel Church, Tim Roth, Rosli and Andrin Gulich are already competing with the best in Munich, having covered only a few kilometers together in training.
During the catch-up race, the 4 Swiss lost to the experienced Romanians by 2”5 and qualified for the A final. The Coxless 4 should be one of the Swiss boats to follow until the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
The lightweight 2nd scull with Jan Schäuble and Rafael Ahumada, who already won the World Cup race in Belgrade this season and the overall World Cup standings, also qualified for the A final. Walker won their catch-up round. Patricia Mears and Frederic Roll qualified for the A final by finishing second in the catch-up (only 3 centuries from Ireland).
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