Paris (AFP)

Two finals, two disappointments: neither Laura Tarantola and Claire Bové in two light-weight pairs, nor brothers Onfroy in two cox did not convert in medal their final at the World Rowing Championships, Saturday in Linz / Ottensheim ( Austria).

The best tricolor boat of the season, the women's pair had a great start but cracked in the last 500 meters to finish 5th, to almost 8 sec champions New Zealand, untouchable, followed by the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. United on the podium.

On the men's side, Valentin and Tephile Onfroy never seemed to be able to compete with their opponents, finishing sixth in a final won by another sibling, Croats Martin and Valent Sinkovic, in front of the New Zealand and Australian boats.

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