Rowing: Mixed day for Kiwis at world championships in Bulgaria

New Zealand's women's eight.
New Zealand's women's eight. Photo credit: Rowing NZ

Two of New Zealand's quarter-finals have been delayed due to bad weather at the Rowing World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Strong winds saw Robbie Manson's single sculls and the men's pairs races postponed on Thursday (NZ time).

"Due to unfair racing conditions, the FISA Fairness Committee has suspended racing for the rest of the day,” World Rowing said. “An announcement on the revised schedule will be made at the team managers meeting."

Day five of the World Championships will start earlier to complete the races which were affected by the cancellations.

In total, four New Zealand boats made it out onto the water in a mixed fourth day of the event.

Women's single sculler Hannah Osbourne finished second in her repechage to reach the semi-finals, while the lightweight men's double finished second in their quarter-final to also reach the semis.

The news wasn't so good for the women's and men's eight, who must both go through repechage rounds.

The women's boat had to finish first to avoid the repechage, but they could only manage third in their heat in 6m 05.3820s, three seconds behind winners Australia and one second behind Great Britain.

The men needed a top-two finish to qualify for the final automatically, but fell well short, as they finished fourth in 5m 27.800s, nearly eight seconds behind heat winners the US, with Australia and Great Britain in second and third respectively.