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UARS success at Student SM

05 FEB 2020 12:31
5 UARS rowers travelled down to Trollhättan to race at indoor Student SM 2020 on the 1st of february. This year the students raced 1000m in singles, doubles and quads. The day started with the women’s single. We had four rowers of various experienc
  • Uppdaterad: 05 FEB 2020 12:31

5 UARS rowers travelled down to Trollhättan to race at indoor Student SM 2020 on the 1st of february. This year the students raced 1000m in singles, doubles and quads. 

 

The day started with the women’s single. We had four rowers of various experience levels racing. Anna did her very first erg race and beat her personal best on 1000m with several seconds. An excellent achievement. Holly showed the value of never giving up with a sprint in the final part of the race leading her to take the bronze by 0,1 of a second. Pia overcame illness in the past few weeks to take a convincing silver medal, 5 seconds ahead of Holly. After battling a knee injury for the past year and a half, Malin was able to take gold for the third year in a row. Right after the women’s single we had the men’s single, with our Rowing Captain Oliver racing. Oliver raced well but missed out on a medal by just one second. This is a great achievement after also being ill recently. 

After the singles it was time for the women’s and mixed doubles. Malin and Holly (aka DoubleTrouble) took charge of the women’s race from the start and ended up winning by 19 seconds over Jönköping University, who put up a great fight in the beginning. Pia and Oliver had a strong start in their race but SUBC proved too strong and were able to get past in the second half. A great silver medal! 

The rivalry with Lund is still strong 27 years after the clubs were founded to race each other. When we saw that we would be racing them in the mixed quad we felt that this would be a good opportunity to continue the dominance of the past two years. Admittedly there were nerves from some crew members as they had a 50/50 men/women split whereas we had three women and one man. We were all very tired before the race not sure if we would be able to beat Lund this time. The race was very even for the first 250m or so but then Lund was able to take the lead. They had a 13m lead at the most but every meter was hard fought. With 300m to go we carried out our planned sprint 50m early and gradually wore their lead down. With much shouting we made it past Lund in the last 50m and won by slightly more than a second. Racing a four on slides is quite difficult as the timing is very important but our stroke, Holly, set a devastating rhythm that Lund could not match.

So to summarise; UARS at Student SM 2020

W1x: gold, silver, bronze, 7th

M1x: 4th 

W2x: gold 

Mix2x: silver 

Mix 4x: gold 

 

Thank you to Chalmers Idrottssällskap, Regatta 84 and SAIF for a great event

Skribent: Malin Asplund-Hammarstrand
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