Kiwi duo of Drysdale, Manson through to Rowing World Cup semi-finals

Kiwi rowers Mahe Drysdale and Robbie Manson are on course for a World Cup final showdown, with the duo both getting through to the regatta semi-finals in Lucerne.

On the opening day in Switzerland, both Drysdale and Manson stormed home in their heats, before getting through their respective quarter-finals.

Drysdale in particular shone, posting the quickest time in the heats, before a second place finish behind Czech Republic rival Ondrej Synek.

Manson on the other hand closed out his quarter-final with victory, seeing off competition from Lithuania's Mindaugas Griskonis with a time of 6:55.66.

The pair will compete in their semi-finals tonight.

Robbie Manson (Wairau RC) NZ Mens single scull  racing the qualification heat at WCIII on the Rotsee, Lucerne, Switzerland, Friday 7th July 2017 © Copyright Steve McArthur /
Robbie Manson. Source: Photosport

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