Tasmanian rower Georgia Nesbitt was delighted to claim a silver medal at the third world cup of the season in Rotterdam.
The Huon 27-year-old chased down Canadian Ellen Gleadow to hit the front midway through the lightweight women's single scull A-final.
With 500 metres to go, Imogen Grant, of Great Britain, went to 35 to sprint past Nesbitt, who upped her rating to 40 to hold off the charge of eventual bronze medallist Marie-Louise Draeger, of Germany.
"I was pretty shocked when I got up to the start and I saw how rough it was, but I kind of just swallowed that and focused on staying focused," Nesbitt said.
"I came in with no expectations, so it's nice to walk away with a good result. Next, we'll be heading back home and get working towards the world rowing championships."
Australia secured 13 A-final berths at the regatta with Huon's Sarah Hawe in the women's four crew racing for gold on Sunday.
Nesbitt was among the rowers who wore black armbands to honour Australian Olympic rowing coach Nick Garratt who died suddenly last week.
Launceston's Brodie Nankervis continues to produce results at the Junior World Orienteering Championships in Aarhus, Denmark.
Having coached Aston Key to a win in the sprint event, Nankervis helped the Victorian double up with third place in the long final and qualify second fastest for the middle distance final.
It is believed to be the first time Australia has had two podium finishes at the same world champs in either junior or senior competition with relays still to come.
Launceston's Chris Brown has also been in the thick of the action as a member of the officials team.
Brown was one of three jury members involved in an appeal hearing after a women's final produced a dead heat.
Three Tasmanian Tigers remain in the hunt as Australian selectors prepare to finalise their Ashes squad.
Incumbent Test captain Tim Paine has been named in a group of 25 players along with fellow wicket-keeper Matthew Wade and paceman Jackson Bird.
The group will be split for an Australia versus Australia A match in Southampton from July 23-26 after which it will be trimmed for the first Ashes Test on August 1 at Edgbaston.
National selector Trevor Hohns said: "We have picked a group of players for a serious contest in Southampton which will assist us in finalising our squad for the Ashes series. Even though we know what the core of our Ashes squad will look like, the match in Southampton will be a final opportunity for some players to push their cases for inclusion."
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