Weisshaupt captures rowing gold in Poland

Switzerland's Pamela Weisshaupt has won the women's lightweight skulls event at the World Rowing Championships in the western Polish city of Poznan.

This content was published on August 30, 2009

Thirty-year-old Weisshaupt from Zurich took her second consecutive victory by beating Laura Milani of Italy by 0.95 seconds. Third came Juliane Rasmussen ofDenmark 1' 19" behind.

The gold medal crowned a season that had begun badly for Weisshaupt, who had suffered an injury.

But Weisshaupt was favourite for Sunday's event after a semi-final race in which she finished almost two seconds in front of the United States rower Meghan Sarbanis. and agencies

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