This weekend saw the first rowing World Cup of the season take place in Zagreb, Croatia.
Two Blues from the ’22 Boat Race were taking part for their respective countries; Paige Badenhorst representing South Africa and Roman Röösli representing Switzerland.
Paige, having swapped her Cambridge oar for a pair of sculls was racing in a double scull with partner Katherine Williams and as you can see from the photo below they were all smiles with their result!
A new unit for the South African team we’re certain they’ll have high hopes for this combination in the future after they raced well and came away with a bronze medal behind some experienced opposition from Switzerland and Austria.
Roman Röösli the two time Olympian who swapped a pair of sculls for a dark blue oar when he raced in the 2022 Blue Boat for Oxford appears to have picked up the sweep bug and with great success.
Teaming up with Andrin Gulich in a coxless pair Roman collected an impressive gold medal in what was a stellar performance for the Swiss team as a whole who currently sit top of the World Cup standings.
And that’s a wrap on the 2023 World Rowing Cup I in Zagreb, Croatia!🇭🇷
Switzerland🇨🇭came away on top of the medal table, with an impressive 9 medals overall 💪 They also topped the ranking for the World Rowing Cup points, with a total of 57.#WorldRowingCup #WRCZagreb pic.twitter.com/RoM8NZ9kO4
— World Rowing (@WorldRowing) May 7, 2023
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