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After three days of racing, the Spanish coastal rowing squad topped the medal table at the 2022 World Rowing Coastal Championships.
The event was held in Saundersfoot, Great Britain, October 7-9, and provided rowers with challenging, variable racing conditions that included a shortened racing distance for finals day.
“We are very excited. We were in first place since the start. It was very fun,” Teresa Moreno, a member of the Spanish women’s coxed quad that won gold, told World Rowing. “We have a good group, all the crew working with us, and the medals are for our trainers, friends, row-mates, family, everyone.”
The United States women’s coxed quad finished fourth in the event behind the Irish quad that finished with a bronze medal.
“Exhilarating. We couldn’t let it up until the very end so we’re just over the moon, we’re really thrilled,” Karen Hickey, a member of the Irish quad said. “I don’t think we’ll stop celebrating.”