HANGZHOU, China – Rowers Edgar Ilas and Zuriel Sumintac missed the medal race by six seconds after finishing third in the rematch of the lightweight men’s double sculls on a rainy Thursday at the Fuyang Water Sports Center here.
The Filipino duo clocked seven minutes and 10.97 seconds, just a few ticks behind second-place Masayuki Miyaura and Masahiro Takeda of Japan (7:05.91) in the 2,000 meters won by India’s Arjun Lal Jat and Arvind Singh (6 :55.78). .
Only the top two finishers in the repechage will advance to the medal race.
Lady rowers Feiza Jane Lenton and Kharl Sha will also miss the women’s lightweight double sculls final after finishing fourth in 8:05.56.
Uzbekistan’s Luizakhon Islomova and Malika Tagmatova led the repechage in 7:40.59, followed by Indonesia’s Chelsea Corputty and Mutiara Putri (7:46.22) and South Korea’s Yujin Kim and Heeju Ahn (7:56.19).
Meanwhile, Olympian Cris Nievarez of Tokyo advanced to the semi-finals on Friday after finishing third (7:20.51) behind China’s Liang Zhang and Japan’s Ryuta Arakawa in heat 2 of the men’s single sculls.
Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Joanie Delgaco joined Nievarez in the semi-finals after finishing second (8:07.60) in the first preliminary round of the women’s single sculls, led by Uzbekistan’s Anna Prakaten.