Edwards and Siddorn fly the flag for Great Britain on day two of the World Rowing Championships

Ruth Siddorn and Kyra Edwards were Great Britain’s representatives on day two of the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, as they took on the heats for the women’s double sculls

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Credit Anthony Benoit/Aesthetic Sport

With one automatic qualification spot available for the A/B semi-finals the heat was hotly contested; Siddorn and Edwards put up a strong battle but finished in fourth place, meaning they will race again in Wednesday’s repechage.

Reflecting on their performance, Edwards said: “I think we made good improvements from Rotterdam in the first half of the race; for the rest of the regatta we want to try and spread that out a bit further.

“We’re starting to understand each other a lot more and how we work well together and think we have a lot more to give.”

Great Britain have five races tomorrow, with the women’s quad and both eights racing in their heats and the women’s four and men’s quad taking on the repechages. You can watch all the races live on www.worldrowing.com.

Results

Women’s double sculls (Heat)

1. Amanda Bateman and Genevieve Horton (AUS) 07:00.21

2. Helene Lefebvre and Elodie Ravera-Scaramozzino (FRA) 07:01.55

3. Shiyu Lu and Yuwei Wang (CHN) 07:03.77

4. Ruth Siddorn and Kyra Edwards (GBR) 07:11.07

Next GB race: Repechage (Wednesday)

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