Dungog’s Spencer Turrin will be striving for back-to-back World Rowing Cup men’s fours gold medals in Switzerland next month after helping Australia to victory in Austria over the weekend.
Turrin and his teammates Josh Hicks, Jack Hargreaves and Alex Hill head to Lucerne (July 7-9) for World Rowing Cup 3 following a comprehensive win at World Rowing Cup 2 in Linz in the early hours of Monday morning (AEST).
Last year’s world champions led their final from start to finish and ended up a full boat length ahead of nearest rivals Romania.
At one point they reached a stroke rate of 50 and it followed up gold for Australia in the women’s fours decider just minutes before.
“That wasn’t our greatest race but it’s a really good starting point,” Hargreaves told Rowing Australia media.
Rio Olympian Turrin, now aged 26, also triumphed in the same event 12 months ago at World Rowing Cup 2 in Poland. The national men’s fours took out World Rowing Cup 3 in Lucerne in 2015 while across six World Rowing Cup regattas in 2013 and 2014, Turrin collected two gold and four silver medals for that race.
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