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Today marks the beginning of the World Rowing U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
After strong results in the Senior World Cup, Australia are looking to capitalise on their positive momentum. The teams will be wearing their 776BC kit taking motion to the U23 world stage for the first time. The event runs from the 19th-23rd of July and appears to have an action-packed five days of racing in store. With seven U23 crews in Plovdiv, the Australian team will be among the 854 athletes from 54 countries who have travelled to Bulgaria for the races.
The Australian team have arrived and are ready to begin their bid to become U23 World Champions in the Women’s Four, Women’s Pair, Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Scull, Men’s Four, Men’s Coxed Four and Men’s Single Scull.
Pathways Head Coach, Lyall McCarthy reflects on good build up to the championship both in Italy and prior to their European departure: “I am absolutely happy with the crews’ performances so far. I have expectations that we will be extremely competitive on the water here in Plovdiv. I can’t say that we are going to win gold, silver or bronze because I haven’t seen the opposition yet, but as far as our preparation goes they are all on track to have the best result they can achieve.”
All the best to the Australian U23 Team, including 776BC Team member Elise Franetic!