Lauren Rowles triumphed in the PR2 women's single sculls at the World Rowing Cup ©Getty Images

Lauren Rowles has overcome world champion Kathryn Ross of Australia to be among the first gold medallists at the World Rowing Cup in Belgrade in Serbia.

The British rower, who had triumphed twice in the mixed double sculls at the Paralympics, raced in the PR2 women’s single sculls and managed to overcome her counterpart by less than a second.

Rowles notched 9min 56.27sec while Ross, the discipline's 2019 World Championships' title-winner, fell short on 9:59.86.

Gold medals were also won in the lightweight events.

The United States’ Mary Jones finished clearly as the lightweight women’s single sculls winner after completing the race in 7:58.57.

In comparison, Martine Veldhuis of The Netherlands clocked 8:05.49 with Natalia Miguel Gómez of Spain following on 8:06.58.

Belgium’s Tibo Vyvey was declared the champion of the men’s version thanks to a time of 7:08.07.

Slovenia’s Rajko Hrvat and Sweden’s Ahmet Rapi trailed behind in second and third respectively.

Britain enjoyed qualifying success in the men’s single sculls due to Callum Dixon climbing the rankings to come third in the first semi-final and Graeme Thomas topping the second race.

Germany’s world champion Oliver Zeidler and The Netherlands' Olympian Melvin Twellaar impressed in the first semi-final by taking the first two spots.

Oliver Wynne-Griffith and Tom George of Britain built on their success yesterday with a victory in the first men's pair semi-final, beating Spanish duo Jaime Canalejo Pazos and Javier García Ordóñezas well as compatriots Harry Glenister and Matthew Rossiter.

Britain’s Matthew Aldridge and Joshua Bugajski are also set to compete in the final after a third-place performance in the second semi-final.

Serbian pair Martin Mačković and Miloš Vasić won the second men's pairs semi-final as The Netherlands’ Nicolas van Sprang and Leonard van Lierop same second.

The World Rowing Cup leg in Belgrade is due to conclude tomorrow.