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1996 World Championships—
Strathclyde Scotland

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This was a disappointing regatta for Adair Ferguson. Following selection, she suffered a training accident on her bicycle leaving her with a fracture. She maintained a high level of fitness for the six weeks out of the boat and was pronounced fit seven days prior to departure. Despite this magnificant recovery and inspiring determination and to the great disappointment of Adair and her coach, she had to withdraw due to a severe upper respiratory infection on the heat day.

Results—Men's

Men's Coxed Pair

Final B: 7th CZE, 8th USA, 9th IRL, 10th GER
Final: 1st FRA 7:18.26, 2nd ROM 7: 18.96, 3rd NED 7:22.33, 4th ITA 7:24.07, 5th GBR 7:27.97, 6th GRE 7:32.73

Men's Coxed Four

Final C: 13th LTU, 14th UKR
Final B: 7th GER, 8th ITA, 9th NED, 10th BLR, 11th POL, 12th POR
Final: 1st ROM 6:25.74, 2nd CZE 6: 26.76, 3rd RUS 6: 28.17, 4th GBR 6:28.36, 5th FRA 6:30.11, 6th YUG 6:38.67

Men's Lightweight Single Scull

Final D: 19th HKG, 20th GEO, 21st ISL, 22nd TKM
Final C: 13th LTU, 14th CRO, 15th TUR, 16th BEL, 17th BUL, 18th JPN
Final B: 7th EST, 8th ITA, 9th ESP, 10th GBR, 11th GER, 12th FRA
Final: 1st DEN 7: 35.72, 2nd CZE 7:36.01, 3rd FIN 7:37.15, 4th USA 7:38.08, 5th SVK 7:40.61, 6th RUS 7:41.20

Men's Lightweight Pair

Final C: 13th CAN, 14th GRE, 15th HKG
Final B: 7th USA, 8th HUN, 9th ESP, 10th GBR, 11th CZE, 12th SWE
Final: 1st DEN 7: 06.34, 2nd IRL 7:09.25, 3rd GER 7:10.73, 4th ITA 7:11.43, 5th FRA 7:12.41, 6th AUS 7:14.91

The Australians won their heat and were therefore disappointed with the final result.

Men's Lightweight Quad Scull

Final C: 13th NED, 14th UKR, 15th GRE
Final B: 7th NZL, 8th DEN, 9th USA, 10th ESP, 11th AUT, 12th RUS
Final: 1st ITA 6:10.11, 2nd GER 6:11.53, 3rd FRA 6:11.82, 4th IRL 6:16.29, 5th CZE 6:18.58, 6th GBR 6:20.58

Men's Lightweight Eight

Final B: 7th USA, 8th JPN, 9th IRL, 10th ESP
Final: 1st GER 5:55.06, 2nd DEN 5:56.96, 3rd CAN 5:59.47, 4th GBR 6:01.20, 5th NED 6:02.74, 6th ITA 6:06.61

Australian Team

Men's Lightweight Pair—Sixth
Bow: Andrew Lane (VIC)
Str: Stuart Peele (VIC)
Cch: John Cumper (VIC)

Women's Lightweight Single Scull—Did not compete
Adair Ferguson (ACT)
Cch: Nigel Harding (ACT)

Women's Lightweight Pair—Fifth
Bow: Eliza Blair (VIC)
Str: Justine Joyce (VIC)
Cch: David Ochert (VIC)

Manager: Peter Huggett (QLD)
Doctor: Stephen Hinchy (QLD)
Selectors: David Yates (VIC) & Graeme Jones (NSW)

More Results—Women's

Women's Four

Final B: 7th NED, 8th FRA, 9th GBR, 10th LTU, 11th IRL
Final: 1st USA 6:49.48, 2nd ROM 6:51.36, 3rd GER 6:55.15, 4th DEN 6:57.93, 5th CAN 7:01.86, 6th CHN 7:08.11

Women's Lightweight Single Scull

Final C: 13th ISL, 14th LPN, 15th GRE, 16th ZIM, 17th SVK
Final B: 7th POL, 8th CAN, 9th GER, 10th HUN, 11th CRO, 12th HKG
Final: 1st ROM 8:06.90, 2nd FRA 8:07.66, 3rd USA 8:09.74, 4th NED 8:16.63, 5th DEN 8:21.21, 6th GBR 8:27.90

Women's Lightweight Pair

Final B: 7th RSA, 8th RUS
Final: 1st USA 7:56.66, 2nd GBR 8:02.71, 3rd ROM 8:03.31, 4th GER 8:12.96, 5th AUS 8:16.18, 6th ZIM 8:17.00

The Australians finished second in the heat and third in the final. Their form in the final was consistent with these preliminary results.

Women's Lightweight Four

Final: 1st CHN 7:08.56, 2nd GBR 7:09.55, 3rd USA 7:11.10, 4th JPN 7:15.18, 5th CAN 7:15.28, 6th GER 7:18.21

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