Two victories for Poland in rowing World Cup
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Poland has won two events at the 2017 rowing World Cup in Poznań, western Poland.
Poland's Agnieszka Kobus, Marta Wieliczko, Maria Springwald and Katarzyna Zillmann, winners of the women's quadruple sculls at the rowing world cup in Poznań. Photo: PAP/Jakub Kaczmarczyk.
Agnieszka Kobus, Marta Wieliczko, Maria Springwald and Katarzyna Zillmann won the women's quadruple sculls and Artur Mikołajczewski won the lightweight men's single sculls as the competition wrapped up on Sunday.
“We had no other choice, we are on home ground, we could not disappoint the wonderful fans. We had to give them something,” Kobus said of her squad's winning performance.
Weronika Deresz and Martyna Mikołajczak came second in the lightweight women's double sculls race while Anna Wierzbowska, Maria Wierzbowska, Joanna Dittmann and Monika Ciaciuch came third in the women's four event.
Jerzy Kowalski and Miłosz Jankowski came third in the lightweight men's double sculls and Dominik Czaja and Adam Wicenciak came third in the men's double sculls.
Poland ranked second in the medal tally with two gold, two silver and four bronze after three days of competition, coming in behind New Zealand, which won six gold and one silver.
More than 500 rowers from 39 countries took part in the competition in Poznań, which was the second of three World Rowing Cup tournaments this year.
The last competition takes place in Lucerne in July. (vb/pk)