Rowing: Monaco wins gold at French Championships
The senior squad composed of Mathieu Monfort, William Ader, Mathieu Mansanarez, Ludovic Dubuis and Coline Caussin left their opponents no chance.
After four titles won last year in Menton, the next challenge was to meet on Marseille waters for rowers of the Nautical Society. And yet, despite the absence of a few tenors from the Monegasque club, they have won gold and silver in the city of Marseille. The senior squad composed of Mathieu Monfort, William Ader, Mathieu Mansanarez, Ludovic Dubuis and Coline Caussin left their opponents no chance after a quick start. They won 31 seconds ahead of the Marseille Rowing Circle after crossing the beautiful 6 km course which faces the Prado beaches.
Silver for girls
The ‘champions of France’ title, along with a beautiful gold medal for a team composed of mostly young rowers, was added to an already successful history for the Nautical Society. The other two medals were awarded to the female teams.
First of all, the senior squad (Coline Caussin, Samantha Gobbi, Salomé Paquet, Anne Peglion and Clara Stefanelli), which were just behind the Marseille Rowing Club, won a beautiful silver medal. (Clara Stefanelli, Chiara Pinto, Kristina Fortuna, Mélanie Delval and Anne Peglion) were behind the Marseille Rowing Circle by only 3 short seconds.
In male senior solos, Mathias Raymond finished in 9th place, Benjamin Rouyer in 14th and Philippe Giraldi, finished in 20th place. The Monegasque Quentin Antognelli, who was racing for the Lyon Rowing Club, won the bronze medal. The last Monegasque team, J18 mixed (Tristan Gangémi, Linda Pinto, Antoine Bordero, Solène Gobbi, Nikita Lukyanov), took 6th place.
Next year, Brittany will host the French Championship in the small port of Plougonvelin. We hope that the Nautical Society will continue achieving excellent results, as they have been doing for the past two years.