The World Rowing World Championships kicked off today at Races in the Czech Republic, will be exclusive for the entire week until next September 25. Six Italian boats were involved today and the results did not disappoint.
Second place was enough for David Mumolo and Luca Rambaldi to qualify for the next round as two pairs; In the first kilometer they kept pace with Australians David Barthelot and Caleb Antill, but were content with an easy 6.23.31 to qualify.
Very good impressions right away from Pietro Ruta and Stefano Oppo in the two lightweight duos. The two Azzurri fought off the comeback of Portuguese Afonso and Denis Duarte Costa and won the first heat in 6.19.96; The first half is by the typically Irish Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan on 6.15.11..
Live Rowing, 2022 World Cup live: Soares and Buttignon in lightweight semi-final! Ruta-Opo and Mumolo-Rambaldi pass the turn
Matteo Sartori will have to go through single qualifiers. Not quite as fast as Briton Graeme Thomas (second in 6.49.93), but not enough to wrest third place from Polish Piotr Plominski; In fact, Matteo achieved the second absolute time among non-experts with his 7.02.98, behind Portuguese Andre Pinto (7.02.43). The same fate for both without Davide Comini and Giovanni Codato, the fourth in the battery.
Easy qualification for Gabriel Soares and Stefania Buttignon in the heats of the single lightweights. Both had great success in their last run: Soares (7.01.78) was fourth overall (bested by Greek Antonios Papaconstantino in 6.54.00), while Stefania (7.38.99) is currently fifth overall in Access. to the semi-finals, with Ionala Kosmuk on 7.31.54.
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