12 May 2019 – Croatia’s Sinković brothers have claimed another World Cup medal.
Martin and Valent Sinković have claimed silver in the Men’s Pair final at the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on Sunday.
The double sculls World and Olympic champions, came second the final in a time of 6min 36.030sec to claim their eighth World Championship medal.
The Croatians, who qualified for today’s final with a time of 6:32.89 in their heat, could not get past the Serbian pair of Martin Mackovic and Milos Vasic who won the final in a time of 06:34.050sec. The Spanish team won bronze with a time of 06:37.500sec.
After dominating the double sculls discipline and remaining unbeaten for three years, the brothers did something which is rare in the sport of rowing and announced they would change classes to compete in the coxless pairs.
They have already won World and European Championship gold medals in the new discipline, becoming the first rowers in history to achieve that feat.