Looking back on Saturday’s results
Holland Beker / Ladies Trophy
On Saturday the men battled for the Dutch Championship titles in the coxless four and the eight. The final of the men’s eights was mainly a battle between the U23-eight and an Aegir-combination. The boats went fairly even for a long time, but from the 1000m onwards, the U23-eight clearly had more speed. In a fast time of 05:46.61, the men of the U23-eight are the new Dutch Champions in the eight.
In the coxless four, the Laga/Nereus/Gyas-combination clearly took the lead from the start and didn’t give it away. Strong competition was given by Nereus, but the title went to the combination.
For the women, NK titles were handed out in the light double sculls and the heavy double sculls, coxless four and quadruple sculls. The rowers of the Aegon National Rowing Team (ANRT) participated in most women’s fields. In the double sculls, the battle was between Olympians Lisa Scheenaard and Roos de Jong versus the Olympic light double sculls of Ilse Paulis and Marieke Keijser. The latter therefore decided not to weigh in, but nevertheless managed to put their heavy counterparts to the test. In the end Lisa and Roos came out on top, making Lisa Scheenaard Dutch Champion in both the single scull and double sculls.
Without the Olympic light women’s double sculls, it was up to the students rowing clubs to fight it out for the title. The Nereus/Aegir combination of Rosa Brouwers and Roos Duijn had a great race, were under constant pressure from Orca, but eventually managed to push the bow ball over the finish line first.
In the women’s coxless four, a composite team of the ANRT started with Karien Robbers on stroke. It turned out to be a very exciting race in which the boats from Skøll and Orca competed for what they were worth, but in the end they came just short of the title, which was grabbed by the ANRT-combi. The Olympic quadruple sculls started in the corresponding field. With a great show of force, this successful boat steamed for another victory.
Not only did we enjoy fantastic races during the NK Groot, but also our special attention went to the first heats for the Holland Beker and the Ladies Trophy. We were very happy to see that not only Dutch rowers appeared at the start. The KHB welcomed athletes from Germany, England, Italy and Belgium, who participated in the single heats of today. But also enough talented homegrown rowers grabbed their skiffs and raced for the trophees.
Marloes Oldenburg was the fastest Dutch rower of the Ladies Trophy heats of today, however the German competitors will definitely challenge her in the semifinals of tomorrow. Lisanne Brandsma and Bente Paulis already met them in the first heats and will definitely go all out to ensure their spot for the finals.
In the Holland Beker heats Amos Keijser stole the show with fantastic performance and a big lead in his heat. The Italian rower Martino Goretti showed off with a very hard start. Would it be enough to earn a ticket to the finals? The live studio is ready for take-off and Govert Viergever and Boyd Welsink are looking forward to being your hosts tomorrow. Check it out at https://hollandbeker.nl/live/.