Three UnIted States crews progressed to the finals of their respective competitions on the third day of the World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo, which is doubling as a test event for next year's Olympic Games.
China's women's coxed four broke the junior world's best time mark on day two of the World Rowing Junior Championships in Tokyo, which is doubling as the test event for next year's Olympic Games.
Defending champions Switzerland began strongly in the women's quadruple sculls as the World Rowing Junior Championships opened with heats action in Tokyo.
Italian crews were in stunning form at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships as they won five gold medals on the first day of finals in Sarasota-Bradenton.
Last year's silver medallist Emily Kallfelz was among home American success on day one of the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton.
United States are targeting home gold in the prestigious men's eight at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships which begin in Sarasota and Bradenton tomorrow.
Dutch city Rotterdam will host the third and final World Rowing Cup of the season this weekend with the event the last chance for preparations before this year's World Championships.