4 Nov 2010

Drysdale gets through to final after controversial start

4:09 pm on 4 November 2010

The four-time world champion sculler Mahe Drysdale has qualified for his final at the World Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro, but not before some controversy.

Drysdale had neglected to fix the official stickers to the side of his boat and was yellow-carded, which is the equivalent of a false start.

He then stopped after just a few metres of the start because he wasn't happy with the way they had been attached.

He was allowed to start for the second time and then went on to win the semi-final and qualify for Saturday's final.

Also through to finals are the New Zealand men's and women's pairs.