GB Men’s Quad progresses to Final

GB Rowing’s men’s quadruple scull today qualified for the final at the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Poznan, Poland, to keep their chance of racing in Beijing alive.

The quartet of Charles Cousins, Bill Lucas, Sam Townsend and Simon Fieldhouse finished second in their repechage to qualify comfortably for a place in tomorrow’s final. The British crew held off early pressure from Egypt and had established their position just behind leaders Slovenia by the half-way stage. A confident performance earned them second place and a slot in the final.

Also in action today was GB’s women’s single scull. In one of the closest races of the day, young talent Tina Stiller missed out on a place in the final by an extremely narrow margin – just 0.06 seconds.

Stiller needed to finished in either first or second place to reach the final. Spain took the lead by half-way, leaving Stiller and her Danish countepart to fight for that vital second place.  For the last 1000m it was neck and neck with Stiller even just ahead with 500m to go but ultimately missing out in the final stretch.

Along with the quad, GB’s women’s pair and adaptive crews will also be in action tomorrow in the finals session, having qualified through racing earlier in the week.

Full results:  www.worldrowing.com

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*SIEMENS is the high performance partner of the GB Rowing Team (as such they currently sponsor the men’s and women’s single and double sculls, pair and eight as well as the lightweight men’s and women’s double sculls, the lightweight men’s four and all the adaptive boats)

*GB Rowing  is LOTTERY FUNDED  through UK Sport

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=============================== =============================== Results

OPEN

WOMEN

Single scull

Repechage 1
1.      Serbia  7:28.80
2.     Russia 7:32.24
3.     Belarus 7:39.63
4.     Latvia 7:47.39
5.     Norway 7:48.02

Repechage 2
1.     Spain  7:35.58
2.     Denmark     7:38.14
3.     Tina Stiller (GREAT BRITAIN) 7:38.20
4.     Finland     7:50.76
5.     Lithuania 7:59.77

MEN

Quadruple scull

Repechage
1.      Slovenia  5:49.46
2.     Charles Cousins/Bill Lucas/Sam Townsend/Simon Fieldhouse (GREAT
BRITAIN) 5:52.33  
3.    Argentina 5:54.19
4.     Egypt 5:56.71
5.     Romania 5:58.99
6.     China 6:03.54

GB CREW LISTS (with clubs/home towns/dates of birth) Poznan World Cup 2008

OPEN

WOMEN

Pair
Olivia Whitlam( Agecroft/Warrington 16.09.85)
Louisa Reeve (Leander/London/16.05.84)
Coach Rob Morgan

Single scull
Tina Stiller (Nottingham/Yarm, N.Yorks/23.6.87)
Coach: Miles Forbes-Thomas

Quadruple scull
Sam Townsend (Reading Uni/Reading/26.11.85)
Charles Cousins (Reading Uni/Cambridge/13.12.88)
Bill Lucas (Reading Uni/Dartmouth/ 13.09.87)
Simon Fieldhouse (Molesey/Thames Ditton/04.09.76)
Coach: Adrian Cassidy

ADAPTIVE CREWS

Single scull
Helene Raynsford (Guildford RC/Frimley/29.12.79)
Coach:  Chad King

MEN

Single scull
Tom Aggar (Royal Docks/Barnet, London/24.5.84)
Coach: Chad King

MIXED

Mixed adaptive coxed four
Vicki Hansford )Guildford RC/Lewisham/31.10.79)
Naomi Riches (Marlow RC/Harrow Weald/15.6.83)
Alastair Mckean (Herne Bay ARC/Whitstable/14.4.79)
James Morgan (Deal RC/Dover/Deal Walmer & Kingsdown)
Alan Sherman (Thames Tradesmen/London/22.10.51) (cox)
Coach: Chad King

Double scull
Karen Cromie (Royal Docks BC/Ballinamallard, Co.Fermanagh/ 24.9.79)
James Roberts (Swansea/11.5.86)
Coach:  Tom Dyson

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