Rower Martine Veldhuis has won silver in the light single scull at the World Rowing Championships in the Czech Racice. Veldhuis only had to leave the Romanian Ionela Cozmiuc in front of him. The bronze went to Jackie Kiddle from New Zealand.
The New Zealand rower was in the lead for a long time, but was overtaken by Veldhuis and Cozmiuc. The 25-year-old Dutchman was overtaken in the last part by the Romanian, who accelerated again and finished in 7.42.59 minutes. The 25-year-old Veldhuis was almost two seconds behind with a time of 7.44.48.
Veldhuis captured the bronze medal at the European Championships in Munich last summer. The Romanian also took the gold in that rowing final.
Veldhuis won gold in the light scull at the European Championships in 2020 in Poznan. The rower from Wierden went along as a reserve rower during the Tokyo Olympics.
Ten other Dutch boats will come into action during the finals of the World Rowing Championships. As a result, there is a record number of eleven Dutch boats in the race for the medals. The only boat that did not make it to the final in the Czech Republic was the coxless pair. The other rowing finals will take place on Saturday and Sunday.