Kayla & Kelsey straight through to U23 A Final in Womens Pair for NZ.

posted 13 Jul 2012, 22:49 by Allan Moyle
New Zealand crews made a good start to the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Trakai, Lithuania last night - with the women's pair of Kayla Pratt (ex EGGS Rower) and Kelsey Bevan blitzing their race to qualify for the A final. Pratt and Bevan won by a colossal 18 seconds ahead of Norway, the USA, Latvia and Hungary and in a rare demonstration of dominance at international level, had secured the race with a lead of almost six seconds at the first 500 metre marker. They now head to the A final where it looks like it will be a straight fight for gold with the British pair - who also won comfortably in a slightly quicker time.