Law Hiu-fung showed off an explosive new starting technique, but it didn't win him the C final in the men's lightweight single sculls at the World rowing Championships in Gifu, Japan, yesterday. Law had to settle for second, defeated once again by Danish sculler Jacob Moeller who proved stronger over the final 250 metres of the 2,000-metre race. Moeller, who had beaten Law in the repechage earlier in the week, trailed Law for the first 1,500m before pulling into the lead. Law had to settle for second place and a world ranking of 14th. 'I am very satisfied with my last two races, because I am now getting off the start much faster and staying with the group until the finishing sprint,' said Law. 'Of course making such a big effort in the first 500 metres means that you pay a higher price at the end and I will need more fitness and power to hold on in the finishing stages,' he said. 'But I hope to work on this and I will be more prepared next season.' Law finished ahead of scullers from Spain, Palestine, Tunisia and India. The men's lightweight double scull of So Sau-wah and Lo Ting-wai finished last in the C final to be ranked 18th in the world. According to coach Chris Perry, the pair struggled after wind conditions switched from flat water to a strong headwind before the race. The Hong Kong duo were in contention until the halfway mark but failed to find their rhythm and fell back over the last 1,000 metres. ' The shift in wind was an unexpected factor and they were not able to adapt their technique to cope with this,' Perry said. 'But they are ranked sixth in the world for their age group of under-23 and to finish 18th in their first year competing at senior level is not a bad result. So and Lo were also the second fastest Asian crew after Japan who were Olympic finalists at the Athens Games.'