The World Rowing Junior Championships heats concluded in Plovdiv ©Getty Images

The second day of the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships saw the heats come to a conclusion at Plovdiv in Bulgaria, with six categories being contested.

First of these was the men's coxed four, which saw Italy win the first heat, narrowly ahead of Turkey, who also progressed to the final, as Germany missed out in third.

The United States were victorious in the second race by a fair margin, as France snuck into second to qualify in front of Ukraine.

Four teams qualified for the final of the women's pair too.

Italy’s Emma Piersanti and Chiara Fanciulli had open water in heat one, leaving the US, Spain and Russia to battle for second.

The Russians Aisha Tursunova and Anastasiia Beliakova had enough to take that second spot.

France’s Zelie Jacoulet and Fleur Vaucoret were the victors in heat two and were joined in the final by the pair from Chile, Magdalena Rojas and Antonia Heise.

Italy and France won their respective heats in the women's four, booking their spots in the final.

The US took second in heat one behind France and in front of Romania, and Italy were joined in the final in heat two by Germany.

In the men's four, Greece and Spain were the only automatic qualifiers to the final having won the first and second races respectively.

Romania and Denmark were behind the Greeks in heat one, and Italy and Switzerland were second and third in the other race, as repechage races are to take place to determine the A and B finalists.

A similar format took place in the women's quadruple sculls, with Germany and Switzerland winning their heats to progress to the final.

Canada, the Czech Republic and Italy posted the fastest times outside of the winners, setting themselves up well for the repechage.

Finally in the men's eight, Germany claimed victory in heat one in front of Belarus, as both nations progressed to the final.

The US won the second heat in front of Russia, to complete the automatic qualifiers for the final.