Despite increased competition, Dutch rowers also take ten medals in Poznan

The fourth gold among the women was for the eight. Helmswoman Dieuwke Fetter and rowers Benthe Boonstra, Laila Youssifou, Hermijntje Drenth, Marloes Oldenburg, Roos de Jong, Tinka Offereins, Ymkje Clevering and Veronique Meester beat Denmark and Australia.

The coxless four (Marloes Oldenburg, Benthe Boonstra, Hermijntje Drenth and Tinka Offereins) took silver. With 6.41.23 they were two and a half seconds short of Australia. The double fours (Nika Vos, Tessa Dullemans, Ilse Kolkman and Bente Paulis) took bronze behind China and Switzerland.

Twellelaar takes gold in skiff

In the men’s race there was gold for Melvin Twellaar. With 6.51.38 he was more than five seconds faster than the competition in the single scull.

Twellaar (25) has rowed in the double sculls with Stef Broenink in recent years. In 2020 they took the European title in Poznan and a year later they finished second at the European Championship. At the Olympics they again seized the silver.

Broenink now forms a duo with Koen Metsemakers in the double sculls. They finished third in Poznan in exactly the same time as Australia, which also took a bronze medal.

Niki van Sprang and Lennart van Lierop took silver in the coxless two class silver behind the United States. Two Dutch boats took part in the four without a helmsman. Netherlands 1 (Ralf and Rik Rienks, Ruben Knab and Sander de Graaf) finished second in 6.04.21, Netherlands 2 (Bjørn van den Ende, Nelson Ritsema, Michiel Mantel and Mick Makker) had to settle for fifth place.



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