Lucerne, June 2, 2019 - At the European Rowing Championships (senior level) in Lucerne, the Golden Croatian Olympians in Double Sculls in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Martin and Valent Sinković, won a gold medal in Men’s Coxless Pairs (M2-), while Luka Radonić (Lightweight Single Sculls) and Damir Martin (Classic Men’s Single Sculls) participated in the A finals but not fast enough to step onto the winning pedestal. In a rarely seen dominance and demonstration of rowing quality, the brothers Sinković had the race under control from the beginning to the end and triumphed with 6:22.460 minutes, ahead of Rumania with 6.24.530 and Spaniards with 6:26.310 minutes.
Luka Radonić took the fourth place in Lightweight Single Sculls finals with a time of 7:06.490 minutes, which is more than four seconds behind for third-placed Italian Goretti.
The European Champion is Hungarian Peter Galambos. In the Single Sculls finals, double European Champion Damir Martin took the fifth place (6:55.590). European gold was won by German Ziedler with time of 6:47,320.
The Women's Coxless Four (Bruna Milinović, Marcela Milošević, Ivana and Josipa Jurković) took the second place in the B finals, totaling eight at the European Championships.
The Heads of the Croatian Olympic Committee - President Zlatko Mateša and Secretary General Josip Čop - congratulated the European Champions the Sinković brothers:
Dear Valent and Martin,
for who knows what time you made us very happy with excellent performance at a great competition. Your re-demonstrated ease of winning in European competition fills us all with admiration and pride. On behalf of the entire Croatian Olympic Family we congratulate you on the new title of European Champions! (CNOC/vk)