Based on their performances in the semi-finals, some intense racing was expected in the finals, and the crews did not disappoint.

in Varese, Italy


There were mixed conditions for the finals at the World Rowing U23 Championships in Varese, Italy. The first day was assisted by a tail wind, but on the second day conditions were less favourable. Racing was no less exciting, however.

The women’s four – Holly Mills, Rebecca Leigh, Phoebe Collier, Isobel Eliadis-Watson and Annabel Wynn-Williams – came sixth in the A final. The men’s four – Joshua Vodanovich, Blake Bradshaw, Seth Hope, Zackary Rumble and Ella Greenslade – were also sixth in their A final. There was a fifth in the B final for the women’s pair – Sally Wylaars and Amelia Barrell – and a win for the women’s quadruple sculls crew in the B final: Brooke Kilmister, Olivia Hay, Veronica Wall and Kathryn Glen.

Kobe Miller finished fourth in the C final of the men’s single sculls, and Logan Docherty and Reuben Cook were fourth in the C final of the lightweight men’s double. Sophie Egnot-Johnson and Madeleine Parker were sixth in the B final of the women’s double sculls.

In the A final of the men’s coxless four, Angus Gilbert, Logan Ullrich, Campbell Crouch and Flynn Eliadis-Watson were second behind Great Britain, taking home a silver medal.

And finally, the men’s quadruple sculls crew of Jack Ready, Ben Olifiers, Jonte Wright
and Benjamin Mason won bronze in the A final behind Italy and Germany, after a tight battle with the crews from the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

Congratulations to all our crews. We are extremely proud of how you have represented New Zealand.