Matthieu Androdias 2nd in the single scull final at the World Cup in Poznan

Matthieu Androdias managed to dock at the pontoon of honor in the single scull final of the World Cup leg in Poznan (Poland). Sunday on Lake Malta, the Olympic champion in the double scull could not face the Dutchman Melvin Twellaar who was one of his runners-up at the Tokyo Games. Twellaar won in 6’51”38, 5”38 ahead of Androdias, who was one second ahead of the American Benjamin Davison. “I would have signed for such a result before the weekend, explained the adopted Lyonnais. But I didn’t have the canes to pick up the Dutchman, so I secured second place. I was there for the work, more than for the result…”

Hugo Boucheron, too tight in view of the heats and semi-finals, had given up on competing in the B final. to regain their double for the European Championships in Munich (August 11-14). They will face the Sinkovic brothers, easily winners on Lake Malta.

Beurey and Ludwig reconnect with tradition

A little earlier in the day, Hugo Beurey and Ferdinand Ludwig had revived the tradition of the French lightweight double sculls by taking second place in the final behind a very solid Norwegian team Benske-Tjoem. The latter took the lead in the second quarter of the race only to be overtaken. The French finished 1”95 behind the winners and 36 hundredths ahead of the Swiss duo Schaeuble-Struzina.

This podium made the happiness of the two Frenchmen: “We will wait a few steps before saying that the lightweight double is back at the highest level, nuance wisely Hugo Beurey. It’s one of the first races of the year and a handful of nations are missing, we’ll see as we go, but it’s nice to be medalists! It’s a good race, we tried to work on the 1000 in the middle. And we will have to continue training, because we have seen that the Norwegians are quite monstrous in this part. We will surely have to try to surprise them on the next stages, even if it means exploding at the end, because there we rowed well in the final. It’s good to have several cartridges and to be able to change strategy if necessary! »

The third French boat to qualify for the finals, the quadruple sculls of Emma Lunatti, Margaux Bailleul, Violaine Aernoudts and Maire Jacquet was never in the game and settled for fifth place, more than thirteen seconds from the first place won by China.

The Olympic vice champions in the lightweight double sculls Claire Bové and Laura Tarantola did not participate in this regatta and will make their return to the World Cup from July 8 to 10 in Lucerne.

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