31 Aug 2019

Twigg and co help qualify more boats for Tokyo

10:00 am on 31 August 2019

Six New Zealand boat classes have now qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ahead of tonight's finals at the 2019 World Rowing Championships.

Emma Twigg NZ Women's Single Scull.
World Championships, Austria, 2019.

Emma Twigg Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The women's single, women's double and men's pair have qualified for Tokyo.

Automatic Olympic qualification was achieved when Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe placed first in their women's double semi-final.

Emma Twigg did the same by coming second in her women's single semi-final, as did Thomas Murray and Michael Brake by placing first in their semi-final of the men's pair.

Earlier yesterday the women's pair, lightweight women's double and women's quad boat classes qualified for Tokyo after securing lanes in A Finals.

Nine of New Zealand's 16 crews have now made A Finals.

If John Storey and Chris Harris can finish in the first five placing nations in the B Final tonight, they will qualify the men's double class for the Olympics.

Robbie Manson placed fourth in his men's single semi-final and moves to the B Final.

If Manson can finish in the first three placing in the B Final, he will qualify the boat class for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Earlier in the week the New Zealand women's eight and men's eight both qualified for A Finals, each needing a top five finish to qualify for Tokyo.