Junior rowers set for World Champs

HARARE - St John's College student Kyle Hinde heralds a rowing team that is set to compete at the Junior World  Championships to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month.

The five-member squad of girls and boys is scheduled to leave Zimbabwe on July 30 for the five-day competition.

Rowing Association of Zimbabwe chairman Miles Trustham expressed confidence in the selected team, highlighting that the youngsters are ready to compete in the championships.

“These young rowers are ready for the tournament because they are part of a 10-man strong national junior rowing squad which has been training hard for the last six weeks. So it is in my great hope that they will excel,” Trustham said.

“The emerging rowers who did not make this year’s team will continue training with the selected team for possible future national selection.”

Trustham said other rowers not selected for the Brazil trip have a chance of flying to Canada on the same day.

“The rest of the squad members not going to Rio have the opportunity to fly out on the same day to Ontario, Canada to compete in the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta which runs over the  same period,” he said.

“We are still in the process of announcing the name of the coach to accompany the team.”

Zimbabwe’s rowing team to Brazil consists of two girls and five boys, amongst them Megan Dickens, Jen Lorimer, Kyle Hinde, Paul Zwanikken and Stuart Duncan.

Trustham said Hinde will be the sole single sculler in the team while Dickens and Lorimer will compete in the girls doubles event and the two remaining boys will contest the boys doubles event .

Zimbabweans have been setting new records which included that by Micheen Thornycroft who won gold in the Women’s Single Skulls event, beating the reigning South African National Women Record Holder into second place.

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