Globoport.hu writes that the 2017 World Rowing Championships started last weekend in Florida. Béla Simon and Adrián Juhász qualified for the final of the men’s coxed pair event, which is a great success considering that Hungary is not particularly a rowing country.
The event is held between the 23rd of September and the 1st of October in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida. The location is perfect for the competition as the Nathan Benderson Park was built to FISA racing standards and boasts 9 x 13.5 metre lanes with 50 metres of clear water between the west shore and the course and 27 metres between the wave attenuator and the course.
The Hungarian rowing duo is sponsored by the Hungarian Trade & Cultural Centre (HTCC). The team made it into the final with the help of pilot Vanda Kolláth.
The Juhász & Simon duo, who won the European Championships last year in the men’s pair category, finished in the second place behind the German duo in the heat held on Tuesday, thus qualifying into the top 6. The final will be held on Friday.
Moreover, origo.hu reports that the Balázs Fiala, Bence Tamás, Péter Csiszár and Péter Krepsics quartet is also interested in two events. The first one is the men’s quadruple sculls, is which they qualified into the semi-final, while they are automatically finalist in the men’s coxed four as only six team entered the event.
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