Historic Day: Sinković, Lončarić, and Jurković Sibling Pairs Win Medals at World Rowing Cup III!

Daniela Rogulj

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Photo: Matija Habljak / PIXSELL
Photo: Matija Habljak / PIXSELL

Brothers Valent and Martin Sinković won gold in coxless pairs in the third regatta of the World Rowing Cup in Sabaudia on Sunday, while brothers Patrik and Antun Lončarić took third place.

The Sinković brothers celebrated convincingly with a time of 6:16.79. Second place was taken by the British crew Calvin Tarczy and Douwe de Graaf, a little more than six seconds behind. Patrik and Antun Lončarić took third place with 6:25.89.

“There’s no beating the Sinkovic brothers this year. Another dominant win for Martin and Valent – they will be the crew to beat in Tokyo, no doubt about it,” said the World Rowing Twitter account after the win. 

This is a great result for both Croatian crews, especially for the Sinković brothers, for whom this was great preparation ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which begin on July 23.

Even better news – the Jurković sisters won second place in the World Cup race. This is a historic success of Croatian sport because never in the history of a medal have two pairs of siblings won a medal in the same competition!

The great Damir Martin will race a little later today. Stay tuned! 

Source: Index.hr

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