The lightweight women’s double of Claire Lambe and Siobhán McCrohan who were due to compete in an international regatta in Piediluco in Italy today have been withdrawn.
“There is a consistent weight management issue in this crew,” said Ireland performance director Martin McElroy.
The crew struggled last year as McCrohan found it difficult to make the weight. A crew member can compete at up to 59kg, while the average weight in the boat cannot exceed 57kg. They were seen as Ireland’s best hope of qualifying a boat for the London Olympics but may not take part in next month’s Olympic Qualifier.