Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias crowned world champions again

Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias are starting to get used to the top step of the podium. Olympic gold medalists in 2021 in tokyorowing world champions in double sculls were proclaimed for the second time on Sunday September 25 in Racice (Czech Republic), after a first coronation in 2018 in Bulgaria.

Easily qualified by winning their semi-final, the two Frenchmen left their opponents little hope. They immediately took the lead in their number 4 lane, and were never caught, even increasing their lead in a race concluded in 6 minutes and 9 seconds.

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After 2,000 meters of effort in a straight line, they finally overtook the Spaniards Aleix García Pujolar and Rodrigo Conde Romero by more than a second, who, for their part, overtook the Australians David Bartholot and Caleb Antill at the end of the medal race. silver.

Thanks to this success, Hugo Boucheron (29 years old) and Matthieu Androdias (32 years old) add one more line to an increasingly important track record. In addition to his Olympic and world titles, he has also dominated the European Championship twice, first in 2018 in Plovdiv (Bulgaria), then in 2021 in Varese (Italy). This year they had decided not to defend their continental title and skip the competition that would take place in Munich (Germany) in mid-August. Two years after the Olympic Games in Paris, the two French keep their very good moment.

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