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Coleraine girl makes Bann club history as she races to World silver

 

By Scott Simpson

Coleraine's Hannah Scott grabbed a silver medal in the pairs final at the World Under-23 Championships in Poznan.

Scott and her GB partner Heidi Long finished in a time of seven minutes 33.68 which left them 2.34 seconds behind the USA.

Teenager Scott become the first female rower from the Bann Rowing Club to compete for Great Britain at under-23 or senior level.

Scott and Long won the pairs event at Henley Regatta last weekend.

Scott's Bann Rowing Club colleagues Alan Campbell, Peter and Richard Chambers and Joel Cassells have all represented GB with distinction in recent years.

Meanwhile, three Northern Ireland sailors will begin bids to secure 2020 Olympic qualification at this week's World Championships in Denmark.

Two-time Olympian Ryan Seaton will compete in the 49er class with his new partner Seafra Guilfoyle.

Carrickfergus man Seaton sailed in London and Rio with Matt McGovern.

Ballyholme Yacht Club's Liam Glynn competes in the Laser event in Denmark with Donaghadee's Oisin McClelland in action in the Finn class.

The top eight countries in the 49er and Finn classes will secure Olympic berths with a top-14 finish securing a Tokyo spot in the Laser event.

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