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Croatia’s Sinković brothers win silver medal at European Rowing Champs

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Sinković brothers (Photo: RedBull)

POZNAN, 11 October 2020 – Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinković have won the silver medal in the Men’s Pair final at the European Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland on Sunday.

The reigning world and European champions took silver in the 2000m Men’s Pair final in a time of 06:29.460. 

The Croatian crew started slowly and were in fourth place in the early stages of the race. At the halfway 1000m mark, the Sinković brothers moved into third place before they moved up a gear and were second behind the Romanian crew.

The Romanians would hold on to take gold in a time of 06:26.520, with Italy winning the bronze medal in a time of 06:30.550. 

The brothers have won 4 gold medals at the European Championships and 6 gold medals at World Championships. They also have an Olympic gold and silver medal. 

European Rowing Champs Sinkovic

Valent and Martin Sinković (Photo: RedBull)

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 became the first rowers in history to win World and European Championship gold medals in two disciplines. 

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