Estonia's lightweight double sculls pairing of Ander Koppel and Elar Loot are out of the World Rowing Championships in Racice, the Czech Republic, after finishing fourth in the quarter-finals.
The pair would have needed to have finished third or higher to have progressed to the semi-finals.
Koppel and Loot started their quarter-finals effort well enough, and were just under second behind first-placed Portugal after 500m (of a 1,500m race). Portugal extended its lead through to the 1000m-mark, while Germany had overtaken Estonia, and the Norwegian pairing were just 0.02 seconds behind.
Norway rallied further over the last 500m, ultimately crossing the finish line first, a fraction ahead of Portugal. Since Estonia had been unable to catch Germany, the pair finished fourth, with a time of 6:24.23, and will therefore not compete again in Racice.
The quadruple sculls team managed to get to the semi-finals, having to pass through an intermediate heat first, to do so.
Editor: Andrew Whyte