Vicky Thornley: Olympic silver medallist reaches World Championships semi-finals
|World Rowing Championships|
|Venue: Linz, Austria Dates: 25 August-1 September Start time: 13:30 BST/12:30 BST|
|Coverage: Watch on BBC One from 13:15 BST on Saturday, 31 August and on BBC Two from 12:30 BST on Sunday, 1 September.|
Olympic silver medallist Vicky Thornley has qualified for Friday's semi-finals in the women's single sculls at the World Championships in Linz.
The Welsh rower will attempt to qualify her boat classification for Tokyo 2020 after winning her quarter-final.
Thornley needs to finish in the top nine for an automatic spot for Great Britain in Japan.
The 31-year-old has won both races in the championships so far making her a contender for a podium spot.
Thornley's Welsh compatriot Zak Lee-Green and crewmate Jamie Copus just missed out on the A/B semi-final and instead will go in Thursday's C/D semi-final in the lightweight men's double sculls.
Lee-Green and Copus cannot win a medal in Austria now after finishing fourth in their quarter-final.
Paralympic hopeful Ben Pritchard remains on course for a podium position and competes in the A/B semi-final on Friday in the PR1 mens single scull, after gaining the only automatic qualification spot on Monday.