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The Sculling Championship.

VICTORY OP KEMP.

[PBRPRESa ASSOCIATION.] Sydney, May 15. ; The sculling race between P. Kemp and J. McLean, for ,£2OO a-side and the Championship of the World, was rowed this afternoon on the Paramatta river. Kemp was the favorite, j Both men gripped the water together. Kemp with a stroke of forty-one 1 slightly led his opponent, who was pulling the same stroke; A great race took;place at Uhr's Point,' where Kemp took a j leading position, and crossing over to the Beacon' he increased his advantage j to two lengths. McLean at this time was dipping deeply, and pulling a jerky stroke. . Kemp shot past the mile post in 6min 16sec. The race at this time, was the greatest ever rowed, on the liver. Crossing at" Putney the champion gained another length, and; here McLean made a brilliant spurt^ ( but; was unable to reduce the gap, as Kemp wibh the greatest ease maintained his advantage, and won as he liked by six 1 lengths. Time, 21min 46fsec. MdLean rowed a plucky race. J

Kemp has challenged. O'Connor lib row for the championship. :

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The Sculling Championship., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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The Sculling Championship. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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