Duisburg World Cup

18th June 2008, RacingThis was the second World Cup event but the first one that I had raced at this year as we opted not to race at the first World Cup in Szeged.  I was in a heavy phase of traininng following the peak for the Europeans so this was a difficult world cup.  I didn't feel especially ready for racing but it was good to go out and race again. Unfortunately there wasn't any 200m racing so I only had one event the 500m.  The heat went ok and I progressed to the semi final.  I didn't have a very good race in the semi which put me in 4th place which meant only a B final which was very dissappointing.  I had a good race in the B final finishing 2nd, narrowly missing 1st.  I had a borrowed boat and I wasn't set up properly so some good lessons learnt and hopefully better racing to come in Poznan when I am feeling fresher and I will have my new boat to race!!

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