Sabaudia, 6 June 2021 – Two Croatian sibling rowing crews achieved a historical success. The brothers Valent and Martin Sinković won gold in the Sunday’s finals of Coxless Pairs at the III World Rowing Cup in Sabaudia, Italy, earning thus also their overall World Cup victory for the season. In the same race, the bronze went to brothers Patrik and Anton Lončarić, which represents their second winning pedestal in the races of this year's World Cup, after the recent Zagreb edition (bronze in Coxless Four, together with Piton and Ukropina). This was followed by the Vela Luka twins Ivana and Josipa Jurković winning silver in Women’s Coxless Pairs.
The brothers Sinković celebrated convincingly with a time of 6:16.79, the second place was taken by Britain's Calvin Tarczy and Douwe de Graaftaking with a bit more than six seconds behind, while Patrik and Antun Lončarić placed third with a time of 6:25.89.
In women's version of Coxless Pairs, the sisters Ivana and Josipa Jurković won a silver medal (7:00.74), behind the Danish winner (6:57.68) and ahead of the third-placed British team (7:01.28).
This is a great result for all Croatian crews, especially for the brothers Sinković, for whom the World Cup in Sabaudia was a great preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Croatian Olympic Committee (NOC of Croatia) congratulates the brothers Sinković on their gold medal and overall World Cup victory, sisters Ivana and Josipa Jurković on their silver medal, and brothers Anton and Patrik Lončarić on their bronze medal.