The Dutch double rowers rowers won an Olympic ticket on Tuesday at the World Cup in Linz, Austria. The quartet secured a place in the final with a victory in the series, thus ensuring qualification for the Games in Tokyo 2020.
Nicole Beukers, who had been on the sidelines for almost a whole season due to a back injury, returned to the formation with the Dutch team. Together with her current teammate Inge Janssen, Beukers took Olympic silver in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Olivia van Rooijen and Sophie Souwer completed the team, which is one of the title candidates at the World Cup. The final with six teams is scheduled for Saturday.
A place in the top six is enough for the Dutch boats to enforce Olympic qualification. The women of the doubles are the first rowers of the Dutch team to qualify for the Games.
Men four-without to semi-finals
The men four-without qualified on Tuesday with a win in the resit for the half final battle.
Boudewijn Röell, Jan van der Bij, Vincent van der Want and Nelson Ritsema were second behind Australia on Sunday in the preliminary round. Only the winner of that match was immediately certain of a place in the semi-finals.
The half final battle for the men four-without is scheduled for Wednesday. The World Cup in Linz lasts until Sunday.
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