Saturday, 16 August 2008

Men's Fours GOLD!

And another gold won just a few minutes ago by the Men's Fours rowing crew, a great race with Australia in the lead most of the way until the GB crew just eased up and passed the Ozzies. The annoying commentator did the usual thing of talking us up before we'd won and I was cursing the screen - shut up until it's in the bag! But they did it!

Well done to Tom James, Steve Williams, Peter Reed and Andy Triggs-Hodge, a great, tense and breath-taking race!

We also got two rowing bronzes this morning, firstly Elise Laverick and Anna Bebington in the women’s double scull, and didn't they look like they'd explode with joy at the medal ceremony, and also Matt Wells and Stephen Rowbotham in the men’s double sculls (they'd been tipped for gold so they were a bit disappointed). Gold is shinier, but bronze is still a tremendous achievement.

Well done to all!

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