Dungog's Spencer Turrin claims gold at World Rowing Cup 2

Dungog’s Spencer Turrin has returned to the international winner’s circle by defeating Olympic champions Great Britain at the World Rowing Cup 2 in Poland on Sunday. 

The 25-year-old joined the Australian men’s fours team with Alex Hill, Jack Hargreaves and Josh Hicks that claimed gold in the A-final almost 12 months after making the Olympic men’s pairs decider in Rio.

GOLD: Australia's men's fours team, including Dungog's Spencer Turrin (second from right), after World Rowing Cup win. Picture: Rowing Australia

GOLD: Australia's men's fours team, including Dungog's Spencer Turrin (second from right), after World Rowing Cup win. Picture: Rowing Australia

The Aussies started the race strongly, averaging 44 strokes per minute, and led at the halfway mark before holding off a fast-finishing Great Britain side in the last 500 metres.   

The World Rowing Cup 3 will be held in Switzerland next month before the World Rowing Championships in Florida, USA, in September. 

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