World Cup Bronze for Erik
In swift conditions on Poznan’s Malta Lake, reigning world champion Erik Horrie drew Lane 2 in the final of the ASM1X. Ukraine’s Bondar shot out the start with his countryman Polianskyi with Horrie hot on his heels. Bondar’s fast start meant Horrie was chasing him for the majority of the race and the battle ultimately became between the Penrith-local and Polianskyi for second and third. As they came to the line, it was Bondar who took the win, and a new world record, Polianskyi in second and Horrie in third. Post-race, Horrie said: “I am really happy with this result because the Ukrainians raced really well. Ultimately, everyone is now focussing on is the Paralympic Games, which is the title everyone really wants.” Click here for Rowing Australia’s full story.