Seven of Sydney Uni Boat Club’s athletes have catapulted Australia to the top of the medal count at World Rowing Cup 2, claiming four of the country’s 11 medals.
A total of 12 Sydney Uni Boat Club members competed in the event in Poznan, Poland on Sunday, which saw Australia lead the medal table in Europe for the first time in history.
Jack O’Brien, Jack Hargreaves and Nick Purnell stood on top of the podium with a gold medal in the Men’s Four, while Alex Purnell and Cam Girdlestone took home silver in the Men’s Quad.
It took just six minutes and 16 seconds for the Men’s Four to complete the race, surging ahead with a full-boat lead at the halfway mark to soar past hometown favourites Poland, who finished with bronze.
Other contributions came from Gen Horton in the women’s double and Leon Chambers in the Men’s Lightweight Double Scull, with each athlete snaring bronze.
Such was Australia’s dominance at the event, the nation finished with five more medals than second-placed New Zealand (six).
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