Aggar Makes World Championships Final in Slovenia

01 Sep 2011 By IPC

Great Britain’s Tom Aggar has met the qualification criteria for the London 2012 Paralympic Games by making it to the final of the Adaptive Men's Arms and Shoulders Single Scull (ASM1x) event at the 2011 World Rowing Championships in Lake Bled, Slovenia.

In tomorrow’s finals, the defending world champion will face Russia’s Alexey Chuvashev who was just 0.2 seconds behind him in the semi-finals.

In the finals of the Adaptive Women's Arms and Shoulders Single Scull (ASW1x), Ukraine’s Alla Lysenko (5:29.52) won gold ahead of the now former world champion Nathalie Benoit (5:41.39) of France. Israel’s Moran Samuel (5:49.97) took bronze. Other athletes to meet the qualification criteria for London 2012 include: Korea’s Jongrye Lee, Brazil’s Claudia Santos and Belarus’ Paralympic silver medallist Liudmila Vauchok.

In the Intellectually disabled Mixed Coxed Four (IDMix4+), which will not be part of next year’s Paralympic Games, Honk Kong’s team, consisting of Liu Wang Sin, Lam King Shan, Szeto Tung Chun, Tsui Kwok Man and Chan Tsz Wai rowed to victory. They were closely followed by Germany and Italy who took silver and bronze respectively.

Saturday 3 September will see the finals of the Trunk and Arms Mixed Double Scull (TAMix2x) event, and on Sunday 4 September rowers will compete in the Legs, Trunk and Arms Mixed Coxed Four (LTAMix4+) finals.