Saturday’s performances by Polish rowers at the Olympic Games in Tokyo were not a success. A men’s lightweight doubles, four without a captain and four without a captain did not qualify for the following innings and will be looking for their chances of a replay.
Round four world champions without captain Mateusz Wilangowski, Mikojaj Borda, Marcin Brzezinski and Mishaw Szpakovsky finished third in their career, clearing the victorious British settlement by more than eight seconds. Apart from “Wyspiarzy”, the Italians also qualified for the finals.
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Jerzy Kowalski and Artur Mikowajzewski also finished third in the lightweight doubles race. Only the two best settlements – the Irish and the Czechs – qualified for the semi-finals.
The last of the five matches in which he was not the helmsman were Maria Wirzboska, Olga Mikajevic, Monica Chapelle and Joanna Dittmann.
Supplementary matches in these competitions are scheduled for Sunday.
Three more Polish settlements began on Friday. The duo won direct advances to the finals: Dominic Chaga, Victor Chapelle, Simone Bisel and Fabian Barasky as well as Anisska Kobus-Zawozka, Marta Velichko, Maria Sajdak and Katarzyna Zelman. The finals for these competitions are scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
In contrast, Mateusz Biskop and Mirosław Zitarski qualified for the semi-finals, which will take place on Sunday, thanks to the race they won.
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