The reigning European champions clinched gold in the women's pair on the final day of the World Rowing Finals in Plovdiv (Bulgaria).
The French Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias, European champions in titlewon the gold medal on Sunday, September 16th, on the final day of the World Rowing Finals in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). After the 500m, they beat Barnabé Delarze and Roman Röösli of 1s 33/100 and New Zealanders John Storey and Christopher Harris 1s 55/100.
This coronation and the European title won early August in Glasgow (Scotland), which are their first international success, come to confirm the progression of the pair, associated since 2015. Sixths of the 2015 Worlds, the 2016 Olympics and again the 2017 Worlds, the two colossi (1.94 m for Androdias and 1.95 m for Boucheron) had hitherto had the annoying habit of pass next to their finals.
After their European Championship performance, the national technical director Patrick Ranvier was waiting for them on the world podium but not necessarily on the highest step. Authors of the second half of the semifinals, after a passing through the repêchages, the pair has exceeded expectations in this final. This medal is the sixth for France in these Worlds. It is added to the gold of Laura Tarantola in lightweight skiff (non-Olympic category), bronze brothers Théophile and Valentin Onfroy in two coxswain (Olympic category) and three conquers in para-rowing.