13 Apr 2020

New Zealand success in Fantasy Rowing

11:21 pm on 13 April 2020

New Zealand crews have had success in the first round of the World Rowing Fantasy Cup.

Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast

Gowler and Prendergast Photo: Photosport

The women's pair, women's lightweight double sculls and the men's single all scored wins in the head to head poll, voted on by the fans.

The women's pair of Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler scored a comprehensive victory over Canadians Marnie McBean and Kathleen Heddle.

The women's lightweight double scullers Zoe McBride and Jackie Kiddle had a big win over the British pair of Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland.

Two time Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale beat Finnish star of the seventies and eighties Pertti Karppinen in the men's singles sculls.

The winners from the first World Rowing Fantasy Cup will move on to the second round of racing and face off against new challengers at the World Rowing Fantasy Cup II in early May.

The progression will continue through the third World Rowing Fantasy Cup from 22-24 May, 2020 where the overall winners of the Fantasy Cup will be determined.

-World Rowing