Lucerne Rowing World Cup


Lucerne

John Inverdale is joined by double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell to present highlights of the Lucerne World Cup - the third, and final, World Cup event of the year.


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nearing it's 100 years. It was a women-only club until the mid-1980s.

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We have come here because of somebody who came down here five

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years ago, having barely sat in a boat in her life before. Exceptional

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start from Helen and Helen. They are storming away. Look at that. It is

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simply stunning. They move away and they move away with such power and

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grace. They are making history here champions. We stand up and we salute

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them. This is Helen Glover's home club, where the seeds were sown. She

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has had a pretty handy 3013, winning both the World Cup regattas so far

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and looking for a hattrick Lucerne. It's the most glorious day on the

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banks of the Avon and weather has been a key factor so far. Lovely and

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sunny in Sydney. Windy and rainy at Eton Dorney three weeks ago. A

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summer sport. We are having a laugh! It's amazing being back. Poland have

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stolen it from Great Britain. were right to the line. We had to

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keep our heads and push them through. These guys are good, big,

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strong and fast. It's all about the form. An heroic last 500. We were

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tested in that rough stuff. Great Britain hang on for the bros here.

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-- bronze here. This is what the crowd have come to see. The British

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crew have pushed it on. Great Britain over there. Brilliant.

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That's what it is all about. Love it. Three gold, four silver and two

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bronze was the British medal haul there. James Cracknell was there

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with us that day. On reflection, what was your take on the British?

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It was great to be able to go back to the Olympic course and they

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performed well, but they will be kidding themselves if they think the

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best in the world was there. It was not the world championships or what

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is in Lucerne, but medals in the bank is never a bad place to start.

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Obviously, the majority of the British sporting world was watching

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Andy Murray last week. Rowing eyes were on Henley. What were your

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highlights for that? For us, it was always the big thing in the year,

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because you can race in front of the British crowd. The guys and girls

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had the Olympics last year. In terms of the highlights, the men's eight,

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which is the biggest event. It's normally us with the Germans and

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Americans and they did a very good time. Broke the course record, but

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they are racing an American college crew. It will be a big step up from

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there to racing in Lucerne. If the quality of the opposition is going

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to be that much better in Lucerne, what realistically are British

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hopes? To be honest, Henley affects us. We found it very hard then a

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week later racing at Lucerne. Other people have just prepared for what

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is the big race before the World Championship, so it's going to be

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harder to get up after an emotional week at home. Then, also, the big

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fish have come to play. They are going to find the competition deeper

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and stronger, but it's good to have a marker where you are and going

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into the world championships. Glover and this is her club we're

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at, will be one of the first people we see in action today. It was gold

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in Sydney and Beijing. Everybody here wants to be happy once again

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for her to win in Lucerne. He watched the London Games from the

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sidelines. We hear from Adam Freeman-Pask who is in the

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lightweights and we'll finish the programme with the men's eight, who

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come face to face with the Olympic champions, Germany. We are starting

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to get the feel of all eight rowing together and moving together and

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things just click. Sometimes in boats, it takes time to get the feel

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and the right feel for how the boat moves and how we all move together.

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That's just happening now. Helen's new and highly successful

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partnership this year is with Polly Swann and they raced together as

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part of a quad at Henley, but back together as a pair might be that

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much harder in Lucerne. For our first action, over now to Garry

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Herbert and Britain's most successful woman rower ever,

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Kathrine Grainger. Glorious conditions here at Lucerne for the

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final of the women's pairs. South Africa in one. USA in two. Great

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Britain in three. New Zealand in four. Netherlands in five. Romanaway

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in lane number six. It's like a mill pond out there. It's flat as you

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like. Perfect conditions here and Great Britain wearing the yellow

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jersey of the -- indicating they are the current 2013 World Cup leaders.

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Undefeated in this combination throughout the season here now. For

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the last time, they'll come up before the world championships and

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come up against the USA in lane two and New Zealand in lane number four.

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Closest to us, Romania in lane number six. They are the 2013

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European champions. The first time we've seen them in the World Cup

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circuit this year. Quite a tight group here in the first quarter of

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the race. As expected, Great Britain now just going out to about half a

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length over New Zealand. About a length over New Zealand and half a

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length over Netherlands and just above them in lane number two, the

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United States. Through the first quarter. 500 metres down. Great

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Britain and Netherlands and the United States. Now the crews will

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start to ease into their race pace. Fantastic shot of the speed. It's

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across all the boats. Look how long Catherine is, Polly Swann there,

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just able to get out there and lead Helen Glover out there. That's very

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important in the pair, long strokes? Absolutely. Polly has a good bit of

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height and she's using that length well, with the long reach. What they

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are doing is moving out and just moving out slowly and steadily

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against the field. What they are coming up to now is you start to

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hear the huge crowd and that's where the coaches are gathered and a lot

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of people and you get a lift up to the mid-way point. There is a length

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over the United States. Great Britain will have the confidence to

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think about pushing on now. This is Netherlands in lane five. A good

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combination this year. The British team are coached by Robin Williams.

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Led them successfully to the Olympic last year. -- Olympics last year.

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Very important to remember that with all her success that Helen has had

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in the scene here, the one medal that she is missing is the World

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Championship medal? Absolutely. She will be very, very aware of that

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coming into this season. It's very unusual to win the Olympic title

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before you win the world title, but that's what she'll be aiming for.

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Through the half-way mark. Clear water. Great Britain over the United

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States. New Zealand, who were the former world champions in this

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event, mid-way through the last Olympiad, they are in lane four in

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third position. Catherine, talk us into the third five. In the boat

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here, what are the tactics? What is going on when someone is making the

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call? What are you trying to do in the third five of this race?

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Traditionally this is always seen as the painful one from the rowers'

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point of view. The first half, you are fresh and attacking the race.

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The last 500 is the big sprint, where you throw everything into it.

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The third 500 is physically and mentally the toughest part. It's

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quite a dark phase for everyone. The lovely thing here, the British pair

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have got a length through the water of any other crew behind them and

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it's giving you a little confidence. A little more comfort to relax into

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it and if you get the lead you can start rowing better and not being

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under the same pressure as the others at that point. New Zealand in

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lane number four. Rebecca Scown is a four-time champion in this event.

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Look at Great Britain now. You can just compare. Look at the crew in

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front, just how long and sweeping The Strokes are. They are making

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that boat move along between The Strokes. They are looking good. A

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little under pressure. They'll know that the United States of America

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will come fast in the last 500 metres. You can also see the - if

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you look at the buoys in between each strokes, there is the water,

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but in the relaxation phase, they look tense, the others, but the

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British pair are very relaxed in between strokes. That is conserving

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energy and keep them moving out. What they'll want to have is no

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contact at all at this point. last quarter. 500 metres remaining.

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The final of the women's pair here. The final World Cup regatta of 2013

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and Great Britain are doing what they've done all year and leaning

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into it now. Watch the white boat. If you have an overlap in the pair,

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that still remains a danger zone here, notwithstanding that we are

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down to around 400 metres. Great Britain continuing to put the

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pressure on. Surprising that the United States of America, who pushed

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Great Britain hard in the heat, haven't really lived with the pace

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in the second thousand metres, so it's all Great Britain and New

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Zealand at the moment. Rebecca Scown continues to attack. There is an

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overlap. Now we are starting to get into the danger zone. This is the

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bit, as soon as New Zealand feel they are closing and touching the

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gap, they'll get momentum and excitement from that. They are at

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quite a high rate, but there might be a point where they don't have

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much further to go, but the British crew can take it up if they need to.

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Coming into last 250 metres. The crowds on the banks are screaming

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and shouting. We have a good group of British support out here at

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Lucerne. The angles deceptive here, because Great Britain will not sit

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there and allow New Zealand to row back. New Zealand pushing on hard,

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but Great Britain led by Polly Swann in the stroke seat, 26-year-old

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Helen Glover in the bow seat and the Olympic champion holding on well, as

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they come to the line. I think it's been brilliant. The New Zealand put

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everything at it, but the British are cool and keeping the length.

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They have managed to keep the high rate and long ledge and that is the

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gap they need. Great Britain now to lead. It's three in a row for the

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new combination in 2013. They were pushed hard in the last 250 metres,

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but never in doubt. Polly Swann and Helen Glover, looking now to be

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perhaps the favourite for gold medal at the world championships later on

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in August. Good finish to 2013 for the World Cup campaign for this

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team. I think there will be no doubt, they'll be the favourites

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going into the championships. They were a new crew and they've not been

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challenged. It's a good sprint at the end from New Zealand, but they

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were cut short and had to lift up the rate to compete. They closed

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down to within half a length, but we didn't see the British crew at their

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maximum. They could have responded. think for me, I can't remember much

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of the start to be honest, but I remember looking up around about the

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K marker and seeing the other two, who were most worrying, safely back

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behind us. I thought, right, OK, this is good, we can push on here.

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We did. I think we have learnt a lot coming out here and certainly

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through all the World Cups and I'm excited to see what we can do later

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this summer. Helen, are you getting an unbeaten record? That is since

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2011. Yeah. I definitely think the unbeaten and the run is something

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that is quite interesting for the media, but for me, I think it's

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something I'm really proud of and I never expected or came into this

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year expecting to see so many gold medals. We have got a realistic

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respect for the crews we are racing and we'll have to find new things

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and work hard. We have plenty up our sleeves to work on. I don't train to

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try to keep my unbeaten record. I train to be the best I can be. I

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don't want it to feel like a pressure, but obviously it's always

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better to win, yeah. Three out of three for Helen and Polly. What did

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you make of that? I thought it was good. They have won every race. It's

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a new combination, which does take time to gel, but it was a very

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aggressive and controlled race. They shut it down from the start and I

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think were confident enough to let them close up, the Americans and the

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New Zealanders and good platform going through. I'm sure the

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non-rowing people watching will say they were leading by two-and-a-half

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seconds, but it was less than a second at the end, should they be

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worried? They should be worried about it, if they were genuinely

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flat out to the finish line and everyone was catching them up, but

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if I was the coach I would say, look, if you've got the race

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controlled you don't need to show the opposition how fast you are,

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because it now breaks to the world championships and you don't want to

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draw a line in the sand with the maximum speed, because everyone can

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chase that. If no-one knows how fast you are, that has to be an advantage

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when you get to the big one. We'll move on to two boats who finished

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second at Eton. This is the men's Britain, absolutely jumped from the

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start, Lane two. Peter Chambers and Richard behind him, absolutely

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driving it out in Lane two. The Italians are in Lane three, they

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have qualified with the fastest time. The Polish are in Lane six,

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they won at eaten Dorney three weeks ago, the middle of the three World

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Cup regattas -- eaten Dorney. Great chemistry between the brothers, but

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they are on a knife edge. Absolutely. In the last World Cup,

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we sourced three sets of brothers in this event -- we saw three sets of

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brothers in this event. It is simple in is, it is not that unusual in

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sport, you have that automatic kind of communication. And you can risk

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having heated arguments because you will always be bonded by blood. So

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in a way you can be more fiery in your combinations, but so far, they

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have raised in the four together as brothers and are incredibly

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supportive of each other, incredibly proud of each other and it is great

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to see. Through 500 metres and Great Britain are in a nice position, in

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second place behind friends. Francois the 2013 European

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champions, fourth in this event at the Olympic Games -- friends at the

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2013 European champions. Great Britain chose not to go to the

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European Championships, concentrating instead on the World

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Cup events, so it will be interesting to see what the British

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crews would have done, calling out the various positions in those

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euros. Friends coming down on 235 strokes per minute, on the race

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stroke very early -- down onto 35. The best position to Britain would

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be to be ahead but they are looking comfortable and smooth. A lot of

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work going on but they are in a place where they can attack very

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easily. For the lightweight men, this is the top vote for Great

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Britain? At the moment, it certainly seems to be. They have strengthened

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by putting two brothers in together and made it their new boat. The

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lightweight events are tightly contested, there are not many seeds

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for the men's lightweight, even less for the women's. They would expect

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to be on the podium, they will want to be on the podium. Coming to the

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halfway mark in the men's lightweight double sculls, Great

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Britain in halfway position. The crew cannot exceed 70 kilograms,

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they weigh in two hours before so it is a really level playing field. I

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am surprised it is stretched out. At the 1,500 metres mark in this

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event, the crews are a bit more compact. France, Italy and Great

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Britain leading the way. Lovely blade work from the French crew. You

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really won't see -- want to see the spoon bit, with the flag on it,

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covered, no deeper. We are coming into an area of this course, the

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third 500 and then into the last 500 where you expect these guys to be

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real racers, Richard and Peter Chambers, because they were second

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in the men's lightweight coxless fours in the Olympic Games and they

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are real fighters, they know how to race. They pick up their game and

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pick up speed. It is surprising that France are starting to slip a bit.

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The angle might be slightly deceptive. I think with the Italians

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on the far side, France could be coming under pressure very soon.

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Three boats ahead of the rest of the field. Poland not moving very well.

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Great Britain have now moved into second position. We have 500 metres

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remaining. Great Britain are timing this to perfection, they have

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stalked it through to the halfway mark, moved impressively in the

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third 500 and now they are ready. They have come through Italy and

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look like they are ready to attack the French. Absolutely. They need to

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make sure they keep the speed they have come through on and use it to

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come up to the French crew. Friends have responded very strongly and

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taken back the length lead they are more comfortable with. So the

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British boys have got a race on in terms of friends, but they are

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staying ahead of Italy. Italy are trying to make the comeback, they

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are into the sprint finish. Every single seat in that boat know that

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250 metres to go, you can attack it, less than a minute ago. Italy

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will come back, no one wants to give up a medal. This is where Mark

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Hunter and Zac Purchase in Beijing and came second last year to the

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Danish. The Danish have retired, Mark Hunter has retired. Zac

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Purchase may well come back here. So there is plenty of opportunity to

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strengthen this crew. Inside the last 100. It is friends out front,

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but the Italians are pushing back, hard on Great Britain. The Italians

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are through, back into the silver-medal position. Great Britain

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get the bronze. Not a bad result. It looked as though the Italians had

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come through but we will wait for confirmation. The French were

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absolutely outstanding. So there it is, France, Italy and Great

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Britain, first, second and third, well out in front.

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A medal at Lucerne isn't to be sniffed at. To come away with a

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bronze in the double in our first season at it, is pretty good. We

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delivered our best race this year, and that is the standard we are at

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and that is the standard that the French have laid down, and the

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Italians, and we go away from here quite pleased, knowing what we have

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to do. We talked earlier about how you have improved since Henley

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regatta but there were real technical steps you have made in the

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race today. Definitely, since Eton Dorney three weeks ago, we haven't

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got any fitter or anything like that but we have improved in our skill

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and the way we get the work done has really come on. We have another six

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or seven weeks to go of that and we came here in a good place, going

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away with good motivation and we are very happy with how we went out

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So the USA just over the line, just ahead of the Italians. Great Britain

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moving up to third position. That is going to give them a world of

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confidence, particularly out in lane one. Lane one is the one to be on if

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you are in the outside lane, because you get all of the noise as you come

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to the second 1,000. Yes and no. Lucerne is the one place that does

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not give you the advantage. You are by the warmup areas and you get wash

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from both sides. On the right-hand side, you get it from the warmup

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crews, so you'll have very different water conditions. This is where they

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actually get shelter and support from the crowd. The British crew can

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capitalise on this 500. It looks good. Coached by Paul Reedy. He led

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the light double into London last year, what a fantastic coach he is.

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He is brilliant, incredibly calm as well. He knows where he once his

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crews to go, -- where he wants, takes everything in his stride and

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his bringing out more and more performing crews. In that third 500,

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the Italians have moved through the United States of America. The

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Italian used to be a heavyweight scull, she has really come down,

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some drastic dieting to come down onto the lightweight category. So by

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one length, Italy, the USA, Great Britain in third, this is great for

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the British double Catherine Twyman and Imogen Walsh. For them now, it

:24:53.:24:57.

is all about keeping long and keeping right on it. They are

:24:57.:25:07.

handing the United States of America. Bercow, herself a former

:25:07.:25:11.

heavyweight, strokes the American crew. They qualified with the

:25:11.:25:20.

fastest time in the wrapper -- repechages. The British could do

:25:20.:25:28.

this. They could do this, it is brilliant for the British crew. They

:25:28.:25:32.

have got a really commanding third place at the moment and if they

:25:32.:25:37.

continue this, they are on that podium. Great Britain having to step

:25:37.:25:41.

up in the last 25 strokes of this final. That is the end of the lake,

:25:41.:25:48.

Germany in lane number five, first in Eton Dorney three weeks ago. Very

:25:48.:25:52.

low, you want to be up high and sprinting at this stage. The

:25:52.:25:57.

Italians under pressure from Great Britain, the USA in amongst it. We

:25:57.:26:01.

can see how this dogfight is really panning out, the crews are coming up

:26:01.:26:06.

to the line, inside 100. The British continuing to push. They are not

:26:06.:26:10.

going to catch Italy, they are red front and away but the United States

:26:10.:26:14.

are having to push hard, as New Zealand. The British are in lane

:26:14.:26:23.

one. Comfortable in the end for Italy, the USA get silver. And

:26:23.:26:27.

desperate, on the line, just, I'm going to say the New Zealand crew

:26:27.:26:32.

just got that over Great Britain by virtue of the blades being in the

:26:32.:26:36.

water. We will wait for the confirmation, but quite impressive,

:26:36.:26:42.

out front, the Italians, by Clearwater. Good finish for the 2013

:26:42.:26:50.

World Cup for them. -- clear water. It is just going to be a matter of

:26:50.:26:53.

who had the blades in the water at the PowerPoint of the stroke as the

:26:53.:27:02.

boughs went through the line. There is the confirmation, Great Britain

:27:02.:27:05.

squeezed out into fourth. So you got a fourth under third to

:27:05.:27:08.

talk about there. It is a fourth position for that particular

:27:08.:27:13.

pairing, is it disappointing or encouraging? It is encouraging

:27:13.:27:17.

because apart from last year, when we did get gold in the light

:27:17.:27:25.

weight's double, we had not been competitive, so for them that sense

:27:25.:27:32.

is good, but being there with so little time to go is disappointing.

:27:32.:27:37.

There is a road to Rio and they have to make sure they step up. Equally

:27:37.:27:41.

disappointing, in a sense, for the men, to be second, in touching

:27:41.:27:47.

distance of the finishing line and getting caught again. They are on

:27:47.:27:51.

the podium, which is a good thing, but you don't want to overtake

:27:51.:27:53.

somebody in the last minute of the race and then have them overtake

:27:54.:28:00.

you. They should be done. To let them through, well, they came

:28:01.:28:04.

through, it is frustrating, but also this year, they have to show they

:28:04.:28:10.

have got the speed to carry on the legacy left by Mark Hunter and Zac

:28:10.:28:13.

Purchase. Mark Hunter has announced his retirement. If you are wondering

:28:13.:28:18.

where Zac Purchase is coming he was on about at Henley last week coached

:28:19.:28:28.
:28:29.:28:31.

by... Yes, coached by me! I have a 100% record at Henley. He is in a

:28:31.:28:38.

Monsters Inc boat, which is all about rowing, Monsters Inc. No,

:28:38.:28:42.

there can't be too many in this country who have a boat has named

:28:42.:28:50.

after them. Arnold Cooke, who is this but Arnold Cooke? And players

:28:50.:28:55.

need come in is here as well. He has a medal around his neck. Don't be

:28:55.:29:05.
:29:05.:29:09.

shy? -- Klaus Riekemann. It is from 1960 in Italy. You are competing in?

:29:09.:29:12.

In the coxless four for West Germany. I don't think I have ever

:29:12.:29:19.

seen a gold medal from 1960, it is fantastically ornate. What are your

:29:19.:29:26.

recollections? It was very amateur compared with nowadays. My partner

:29:26.:29:32.

and I were working full-time right until the time we actually flew out.

:29:32.:29:39.

The team as a whole, all of the Cubans were sent by the long route,

:29:39.:29:43.

because -- all of the humans were sent the long route, read the Middle

:29:43.:29:49.

East and Singapore and so on. The horses went over the Poll, they

:29:49.:29:54.

needed the short flight and couldn't afford to send the whole team the

:29:54.:30:02.

short way. Obviously a gold medal gives you a phenomenal memory of

:30:02.:30:11.

Rome but what about the Olympics as a whole? It is long time ago and the

:30:11.:30:15.

Olympics now, they are for more than they were at that time. As Arnold

:30:15.:30:19.

was saying, it was much more amateurish. It is all, in various

:30:19.:30:25.

degrees, a shoestring operation. We were in a lucky position because it

:30:25.:30:29.

was Italy, Rome, our boats were shipped over by normal trailer over

:30:29.:30:36.

the Alps. We didn't have any problems. But again, our boats at

:30:36.:30:43.

that time, they were very heavy compared to today. All would. -- all

:30:43.:30:48.

made of wood. Carbon fibre was not in the make at all. It was very

:30:48.:30:54.

mostly, you had to do this, you had to train a less sophisticated way

:30:54.:30:57.

than today. But I must say, going to Italy at that time, the food was

:30:57.:31:03.

excellent. And the great thing about rowing is you can do it into your

:31:03.:31:08.

70s, and here you are. You were winning at Henley last week. This

:31:09.:31:15.

week. Only yesterday. And yet you still get the same buzz? Maybe not

:31:15.:31:25.
:31:25.:31:25.

quite. I named my Scully boat Don't Panic, because I used to be like

:31:25.:31:29.

this, but now it is a bit calmer. You still get the same nerves going

:31:29.:31:33.

down to the start and the same feeling. It is lovely to meet both

:31:33.:31:43.
:31:43.:31:52.

there was no thing like lute-weight racing, but now there is. Adam

:31:52.:31:55.

Freeman-Pask missed out last year. He was in the squad, but not in a

:31:55.:32:05.
:32:05.:32:18.

boat, but now he's an important part Olympics, no matter what part, even

:32:18.:32:22.

being a spare, it was fantastic. There is part of you you are so

:32:22.:32:27.

close and you let it slip and missed out. This is motivation now and I'm

:32:27.:32:33.

wearing all the stuff, but I can't race. That's enough fuel to get me

:32:33.:32:43.
:32:43.:32:48.

perfection from Great Britain's Adam Freeman-Pask and Richard Chambers.

:32:48.:32:57.

It was cool today. I think we did the job pretty well. I'm really

:32:57.:33:00.

excited, because I think it looks like a drag race the whole way. You

:33:00.:33:05.

don't know who will win. It's just blind faith that you are just

:33:05.:33:08.

getting that extra bit of speed in the boat and you are just going to

:33:08.:33:14.

beat the other crew by millimetres. It's a bronze for Great Britain.

:33:14.:33:18.

get a medal out of that it's good going. Hopefully we can live with

:33:18.:33:28.
:33:28.:33:31.

each other and get on and do better of the lightweight men's four. The

:33:31.:33:35.

first time that Great Britain, in lane six, come alongside South

:33:35.:33:39.

Africa in lane five. The South Africans, the Olympic champions from

:33:39.:33:43.

last year. Great Britain thought they were robbed for all manners of

:33:43.:33:47.

reasons, to do with conditions and lane order on the day, so a bit of a

:33:47.:33:51.

grudge match here, so big, big day for Great Britain to lay down a big

:33:51.:33:55.

marker. On their other side, Denmark, the Olympic bronze

:33:55.:33:58.

medallists. They too felt they were robbed last year, so watch the three

:33:58.:34:04.

on the right-hand side. Poland in one. Netherlands in two, New Zealand

:34:04.:34:08.

also winners throughout Eton and Sydney this year. A quick

:34:08.:34:12.

combination and new one. Lots going on in this race for us to watch and

:34:13.:34:17.

enjoy, Catherine? It's great. This is never a dull race, because they

:34:17.:34:21.

are all weight capped and they are all equal matches and it means that

:34:21.:34:25.

generally the racing will be so tight. We are now coming into the

:34:25.:34:30.

last quarter of this final. As from the first stroke, New Zealand have

:34:30.:34:36.

led. They have led with such speed and finesse. They are out clear over

:34:36.:34:42.

a chasing field, led by Denmark. They are the Olympic bronze

:34:42.:34:46.

medallists. It's hard to see they'll get the overlap. New Zealand look

:34:46.:34:50.

absolutely fabulous. Great Britain are in this in lane six. Still

:34:50.:34:54.

fighting for the bronze medal here. The moment they are losing fight for

:34:54.:34:58.

that, the British crew, but I would also like to say, just as I said

:34:58.:35:02.

earlier, and I might be proved wrong, it's unusual for a

:35:02.:35:06.

lightweight men's four to have such a big lead. That's because of the

:35:06.:35:08.

weight evening out, well, New Zealand are proving me wrong,

:35:08.:35:13.

because they've got over three seconds at 500 metres to go. It's

:35:13.:35:18.

really a fantastic impressive performance from the team. The crews

:35:18.:35:24.

are classy and experienced. Yet, New Zealand have a clear win. It shows

:35:24.:35:29.

you the quality of this field. South Africa are the Olympic champions and

:35:29.:35:34.

are out the back. The race is right on up to the line for New Zealand

:35:34.:35:39.

and Denmark, who are continuing to attack. Stretching out. Inside 100

:35:39.:35:43.

metres. New Zealand now can enjoy a job well done. Still the boat runs

:35:43.:35:47.

on. Watch out the blades come out and the speed pushes them on to the

:35:47.:35:53.

line. It is New Zealand over Denmark. Netherlands on the top of

:35:53.:35:57.

the picture coming in, in third. New Zealand from Denmark and the bronze

:35:57.:36:01.

medal going to Netherlands in lane number three. Great Britain just

:36:01.:36:06.

being squeezed out on the line into fifth place by the Olympic champions

:36:06.:36:12.

from South Africa. A fight within a fight there, but New Zealand making

:36:12.:36:17.

it three in a row for 2013. Confirmation that New Zealand,

:36:17.:36:27.
:36:27.:36:29.

Denmark in second and Netherlands in obviously hope for better in a few

:36:29.:36:33.

weeks, but that boat is typical of so much of this current squad. Lots

:36:33.:36:42.

of new faces. We'll meet a few of them. John Clegg. Imogen Walsh.

:36:42.:36:52.
:36:52.:37:01.

Gotrel. Polly Swann. I got into it in rowing. Went to uniy. Did it as a

:37:01.:37:06.

hobby. Through a friend. Trials. It took off. He saw the size of me and

:37:06.:37:10.

said give it a go. We were given the option in winter whether to do

:37:10.:37:18.

hockey or row and I thought I'm quite tall, so I'll give it a go.

:37:18.:37:25.

Rowing, the best thing... I love being outside. The earning mornings,

:37:25.:37:30.

no! You get on the water with your best friends. Atmosphere. Everyone

:37:30.:37:35.

gets along. Great fun. In a boat, it's sunny. The bething is when it

:37:35.:37:42.

rains. The weather! Getting up in the morning. Probably the cold.

:37:42.:37:47.

early mornings. Lightweight and not being able to have so much food.

:37:47.:37:55.

feel the cold badly. When it's bad weather, it's grim. The long-term

:37:55.:38:00.

aim is to get in the boats for Rio. To be in the boat and to be at the

:38:00.:38:03.

top of the field. The aim is to obviously win a gold medal. I would

:38:03.:38:09.

love to go to Rio. Win medals and hopefully be a world champion.

:38:09.:38:14.

Progress on to the next Olympiad. Until I can't go no more. James,

:38:14.:38:18.

lots of new faces. How long does it take generally for the new

:38:18.:38:23.

generation to gel? Traditionally it would have taken a long time, buzz

:38:23.:38:26.

crews are separate from each other, whereas now, because every nation

:38:26.:38:31.

trains in a squad, it's the case of putting people in when others

:38:31.:38:35.

retire, but this is a crucial year, because everyone nation will be

:38:35.:38:38.

flooding new people in, but also determining their priority of boats,

:38:38.:38:43.

so you can win the championships this year and frighten other people

:38:43.:38:51.

out your events for the years up to Rio. That is the plan. That is what

:38:51.:38:53.

what the British try to do. They establish dominance and main it

:38:53.:38:58.

through. Everybody has to start some time and in the previous generation,

:38:58.:39:02.

Helen Glover was one of the new ones and Andy hoi is here. One of the

:39:02.:39:06.

first people to see Helen in a boat. Did you immediately think there is

:39:06.:39:11.

something special there? rowing-wise, not particularly. She

:39:11.:39:17.

was a gritty focussed individual. It was obviously she would succeed at

:39:17.:39:21.

whatever she put her mind to. It turned out to be rowing in this

:39:21.:39:28.

case. She was a cross-country runner and surfer. Was it like that generic

:39:28.:39:33.

sporting competitive gene? pretty sure that was the case. I

:39:34.:39:38.

spoke to her ex-head mistress at school, which is not too far away

:39:38.:39:41.

and she also agreed that Helen would always succeed at sport no matter

:39:41.:39:44.

what they did, because she was that type of individual even when she was

:39:44.:39:50.

younger at school. Good to talk to you. From that small acorn a huge

:39:50.:39:55.

tree that's grown. Back to Lucerne and the first race we'll look at now

:39:55.:40:05.

is the men's quad. Slight delay on the start there. Great Britain just

:40:05.:40:10.

slipping back from Russia in two. Germany, the Olympic champions,

:40:10.:40:14.

blast out of the blocks. We have a lane order. One, Estonia, Russia in

:40:14.:40:19.

two, the champions, Germany in three, alongside them, looking at

:40:19.:40:23.

them there, Croatia, the Olympic silvers and Great Britain in five

:40:23.:40:28.

and Poland moving alongside, in lane number six. Sixth at the Games last

:40:28.:40:34.

year. What a showdown here for the final of reget that in the 2013

:40:34.:40:41.

World Cup series. Great Britain, this skull from Great Britain is the

:40:41.:40:46.

top sculling boat in the British squad? It is. To be fair, across the

:40:46.:40:50.

sculling side, it's hard to pick a lead boat. They've got Alan

:40:50.:40:55.

Campbell, who is the single. And the men coming up through the next race,

:40:55.:40:58.

in the double skulls, also high-quality field and this one

:40:58.:41:03.

itself, which is newly formed. We have Jonathan Walters who is a

:41:03.:41:07.

replacement. He would normally be in the single at this competition, so

:41:07.:41:12.

it's a new line-up, but we want to see it perform here, because at Eton

:41:13.:41:16.

they were probably disappointed with the fifth place. Russia are the

:41:16.:41:20.

early race leaders out to the first-time marker. A quarter of the

:41:20.:41:26.

way through the race and it's Russia just by a foot. Over Germany, the

:41:26.:41:29.

Olympic champions and Russia, they are all coming together. This is the

:41:29.:41:33.

first time they are making their senior debut and now as they move

:41:33.:41:39.

into the second 500, we are seeing the champions easing into their

:41:39.:41:45.

rhythm. Croatia too. Looking at Peter Lambert in the stroke seat,

:41:45.:41:52.

he's just there now. Former South African and the boat needs to be

:41:52.:41:55.

dynamic what happened next we see in quads across this high level of

:41:55.:41:59.

standard is the top crews are dynamic when they come out of the

:41:59.:42:05.

start and get into the rhythm and race pace. We are at the 1,000

:42:05.:42:10.

metres mark and through the half-way mark in the final. Great Britain

:42:10.:42:14.

back in fourth or fifth position there. Languishing around the back

:42:14.:42:18.

heart of this final. Big step up required in the third five. Momentum

:42:18.:42:23.

now going with Russia and Germany and going with Croatia. Croatia are

:42:23.:42:26.

looking fantastic. They've started to move through the field. What we

:42:26.:42:31.

have had going back to the boat three races, one of the people in

:42:31.:42:35.

the boat will make the technical calls. That is discussed before the

:42:35.:42:39.

race begins. You have a strategy if everything goes according to plan.

:42:39.:42:44.

We also have someone making more tactical decisions, so adjusting and

:42:44.:42:47.

flexing to what happens around you, so one person is aware of that,

:42:47.:42:51.

trying not to distract too much. are in the second half of this men's

:42:51.:42:57.

quad final. Germany, who were the first leaders, have the upper hand,

:42:57.:43:03.

but they've had it taken from them. Germany are the Olympic champions.

:43:03.:43:10.

Croatia are the silver. A race within a race here again. We have

:43:10.:43:16.

Great Britain in lane number five. We are right in among it here now.

:43:17.:43:22.

The British squad are hunting that bronze medal position. 1500 metres,

:43:22.:43:27.

500 to go. The biggest strokes from Great Britain as they go through in

:43:27.:43:31.

fourth place. They've just come off in the last ten strokes here, but

:43:31.:43:35.

Russia and Germany all up there, right on the top of the game. This

:43:35.:43:39.

will be a great finish. This is the race we wanted to see. Great thing

:43:39.:43:43.

is, in the line-up, like you said we have Olympic champions and the

:43:43.:43:48.

British crew are in touching distance. That's what you wantment

:43:48.:43:51.

there's no expectation. They are bringing that themselves. They've

:43:52.:43:55.

got 500 metres to attack the finish and put themselves in a medal

:43:56.:44:00.

position. That is a great result in this quality of field. Croatia

:44:00.:44:04.

leading from Estonia and they are in the bronze medal position. Just

:44:04.:44:09.

going through now. 25 strokes. Great Britain have to wind this up here to

:44:09.:44:14.

get on to the podium. A little look around there. Walton is looking

:44:14.:44:19.

around there. Croatia are continuing to power it on. They are in lane

:44:19.:44:24.

number four. The Olympic silver medallists there. Right at the dying

:44:24.:44:29.

ends of this race. The Olympic champions have been beaten here.

:44:29.:44:33.

They are in the yellow boat in the middle of the picture. They are in

:44:33.:44:37.

second. The race, though, the big race at the back is between Estonia

:44:37.:44:41.

in one and Great Britain in five. cannot see that something happened

:44:41.:44:44.

to the British crew and something went wrong, which is why we have

:44:44.:44:48.

dropped out of the picture. Croatia over the line in first place.

:44:48.:44:52.

Germany get the silver and Estonia get the bronze. We'll have to wait

:44:52.:44:55.

to hear about Great Britain. They are over in fourth. They were right

:44:55.:44:59.

up on there the tail of the Estonian crew. We don't know what happened.

:44:59.:45:02.

The heads are down into the boat. We'll have to wait for reaction

:45:02.:45:07.

there. It looked like something might have happened. It looked like

:45:07.:45:11.

something went wrong and interrupted their flow. Opportunity to review

:45:11.:45:16.

the men's quad. It looks like Peter Lambert caught the puddle on the

:45:16.:45:21.

right-hand side and that really lost the blade out of his hand. It has to

:45:21.:45:31.
:45:31.:45:34.

be said, good recovery, back into So what do we say, promising all bad

:45:34.:45:40.

luck? It is promising. We have never got a medal in the men's quads, yet

:45:40.:45:45.

we have put all of our best athletes in the quad. What they did show is

:45:45.:45:48.

they have the speed. If you have the speed at any point in the race come

:45:48.:45:53.

you can build on that, but what we haven't got is the consistency. So

:45:53.:45:56.

they can build on the speed over the next few weeks into the World

:45:56.:46:03.

Championships. Can cramp happen to anybody? It can happen to anybody.

:46:03.:46:08.

It is more likely to happen in the quad, because they go quite fast for

:46:08.:46:18.
:46:18.:46:18.

four people and they have two oars each. I was much more simple. The

:46:18.:46:21.

quad goes as quick as an aid and there is a lot more to think about,

:46:21.:46:28.

so it is the place you are most likely to get cramp -- and eight.

:46:29.:46:32.

Disappointing nonetheless that there wasn't a medal there. Over the

:46:32.:46:36.

years, we have got so used to the coxless four being the focal point

:46:36.:46:44.

of our attention, but at the moment, it is the men's eight.

:46:44.:46:49.

This is what we want, this is what the crowd have come to see! This is

:46:49.:46:59.
:46:59.:47:02.

the line! Said the men's eight will round

:47:02.:47:07.

things off, but before that, it is the men's and first the women's

:47:07.:47:17.
:47:17.:47:19.

They are away in the women's double scull is final, the USA in Lane

:47:19.:47:25.

number one, Great Britain in number two, Lithuania, the first time we

:47:25.:47:29.

have seen them in a World Cup, they are in three. USA one in Lane number

:47:30.:47:39.
:47:40.:47:42.

four. Belarus in Lane five. And Leonie Pless, we thought she would

:47:42.:47:48.

retire, here she is in the double scull is. And New Zealand in Lane

:47:48.:47:57.

number six. -- Catherina Carson. It is the allure of the sport, isn't

:47:57.:48:02.

it? I think she will be carried out that boat one day, it is very

:48:02.:48:06.

impressive, Olympics after Olympics. That American double came

:48:06.:48:14.

out very and sharply, they were very impressive this year in the double.

:48:14.:48:21.

Great Britain two down from the top, they are in amongst it all.

:48:21.:48:26.

Lithuania in lane three, just over the United States of America.

:48:26.:48:36.
:48:36.:48:39.

Belarus in Lane five and New Zealand pace. That is OK, that is pretty

:48:39.:48:47.

good. Atomic is in the stroke seat of the American double scull --

:48:47.:48:57.

Tomic. The stroke of the Lithuanian crew is only 19 years old. It shows

:48:57.:49:03.

you are never too young or too old in this race. France's Horton in the

:49:03.:49:13.
:49:13.:49:13.

bow seat, one of the longer standing members of Team GB. She has been a

:49:13.:49:22.

long-term member of it -- Houghton. Two Olympic medals to her name, she

:49:22.:49:26.

is absolutely there. She has the experience, knowledge, the know-how

:49:26.:49:33.

be there and she is a very strong partner. Are starting to ease out.

:49:33.:49:38.

Lithuania from the United States. There is Catherina Carson on the bow

:49:38.:49:48.
:49:48.:49:54.

seat, 41 years of age. Her partner, she is... When we raised back in the

:49:54.:49:58.

pair in the 2,000s, she was there, a lot of the pairs in this race have

:49:58.:50:04.

been there and done it. It is representative of all of the new

:50:04.:50:06.

athletes in the sport and experience, the success over the

:50:06.:50:10.

years counts for a lot, but at the moment, it is being led by a new

:50:10.:50:17.

Lithuanian crew, including 19-year-old who has no success to

:50:17.:50:24.

her name yet. Tennis what is going on here. The halfway point is a

:50:24.:50:28.

great place to be, it is where the surge comes, the crowd noise comes.

:50:28.:50:32.

You get a real lift as you start to hear the crowd, you know you are

:50:32.:50:35.

coming past halfway and you can start thinking about the second half

:50:35.:50:39.

of the race, obviously the lead to the finish. Lithuania are leading,

:50:39.:50:49.
:50:49.:50:54.

zero points seven ahead of the USA. open to everyone, including the

:50:54.:51:04.
:51:04.:51:08.

British clue. USA two in Lane one. Great Britain in Lane two. Lithuania

:51:08.:51:14.

in Lane three. USA one in Lane for. So they have two boats in here vying

:51:14.:51:19.

for final selection. A lot of competition, race within a race.

:51:19.:51:24.

Belarus in Lane number five, containing Catherina Carson. Watch

:51:24.:51:31.

the boat to Dan, chasing hard against Belarus in Lane five -- two

:51:31.:51:38.

down. When you make a call at this stage, what are you trying to

:51:38.:51:43.

achieve, what is the purpose of the call at this part of the race?

:51:43.:51:47.

will absolutely depend where in the race you are. If you are leading,

:51:47.:51:51.

the idea is to make a break. Nobody has a comfortable margin at this

:51:51.:51:57.

point. The Lithuanian crew will want to break away from the USA and the

:51:57.:52:01.

New Zealand crew. The USA will want to make more than in road. They have

:52:02.:52:04.

a half a length overlap and they will want more, the same for New

:52:04.:52:09.

Zealand. They will want to be in the silver-medal position. They have the

:52:09.:52:16.

outside lane, which you crew often slip up the unawares -- in which you

:52:16.:52:23.

can. It can play to your advantage. 50 strokes remaining, and Great

:52:23.:52:27.

Britain are still back in fifth position. We are going to need to

:52:27.:52:30.

see a switch and there will have to be a massive kick on his Great

:52:30.:52:35.

Britain are going to start to content for a bronze medal. -- if

:52:35.:52:39.

Great Britain. The USA, traditionally they can have a

:52:40.:52:45.

sprint. They are fighters to the end, but New Zealand in Lane number

:52:45.:52:52.

six, they are just outstanding. They won in Sydney, the first World Cup

:52:52.:52:59.

regatta. We didn't see them at Eton. Here they are in and amongst it all.

:52:59.:53:04.

At the moment, they could be threatening the Lithuanian lead. I

:53:04.:53:07.

think we will see Britain start moving through, they will put the

:53:07.:53:16.

Belarus team under pressure. It is the USA who seem to be slipping

:53:16.:53:21.

back. 25 strokes remaining of the women's double scull is, and New

:53:21.:53:31.
:53:31.:53:31.

Zealand are just absolutely piling it on. They are coming along the

:53:31.:53:39.

buoys. Miss those and you will be home clear. Correcting your steering

:53:39.:53:43.

can slow you down, you steer on pressure, which can affect the speed

:53:43.:53:46.

of the boat. They have just come off the boughs, the boys on the

:53:46.:53:54.

left-hand side -- the buoys on the left-hand side. Lithuania on the

:53:54.:54:00.

line, just. New Zealand, perhaps if they hadn't have steer of the line

:54:00.:54:03.

of the buoys. And Great Britain coming through in fifth position.

:54:03.:54:08.

They will be disappointed with that. There was a moment in the third 500

:54:08.:54:14.

where they could have got into the race a little bit more. USA

:54:14.:54:18.

finishing in the sixth position, USA two. But New Zealand really ramped

:54:18.:54:28.
:54:28.:54:33.

it up in the last 500 metres there, from Great Britain in Lane number

:54:33.:54:43.
:54:43.:54:54.

the 2013 World Cup series, they are undefeated. How well they have

:54:54.:55:04.
:55:04.:55:08.

undertaken -- taken on the bat on second at Eton three weeks ago, and

:55:08.:55:18.
:55:18.:55:20.

they were ninth in the Olympic Games Matt Langridge. They have been here

:55:20.:55:24.

many times, finals at Lucerne, but this is a combination that the

:55:24.:55:27.

British coaches and selectors are really hoping will gel together.

:55:27.:55:32.

Matt Langridge is one of the most successful junior oarsman of our

:55:32.:55:37.

time, winning a gold medal in the single scull back in the day. He has

:55:37.:55:40.

stepped up here, going from scrolling to rowing, back to

:55:40.:55:49.

sculling. Economical talent. -- a phenomenal talent. Yes, it was a big

:55:49.:55:54.

thing to win at such a young age. He has been indifferent boat classes,

:55:54.:55:58.

between big boats and small boats, and the way it keeps the freshness,

:55:58.:56:05.

it is nice to do a variety of races. Through the 500 metres, a quarter of

:56:05.:56:15.

the way down. Still pretty nice and looks the more comfortable, if you

:56:15.:56:22.

will, will be New Zealand. They are just starting to lengthen out of it.

:56:22.:56:32.
:56:32.:56:37.

If you look at the bow seat, like the bird is nice and towed --

:56:37.:56:43.

you like the boats nice and tight. New Zealand won at eight and only

:56:43.:56:46.

the season and in between have run at Henley Regatta, so they are

:56:46.:56:54.

having a brilliant season -- won at Eton Dorney. So if it is a tight

:56:54.:56:58.

race, you have the confidence that you know how to win, so it will be

:56:58.:57:05.

that relaxation, that one stroke at a time, not having to put a

:57:06.:57:15.

sprinting, a fast 100 metres. Lucas and Matt Langridge just

:57:15.:57:25.
:57:25.:57:25.

starting to move a little bit off second in the European Championships

:57:25.:57:35.
:57:35.:57:38.

this year. Plenty of form. It is the Coming to the halfway mark in the

:57:38.:57:43.

final of this man's double scull is, and Great Britain's Matt

:57:43.:57:49.

Ogrizovic Bill Lucas and Matt Langridge in a disappointing

:57:49.:57:53.

position. They had a pretty good start but this second 500 is really

:57:53.:57:59.

starting to cause a little bit of pain. Into the last 500 metres, and

:57:59.:58:06.

Bill Lucas and Matt Langridge of Great Britain now just after to the

:58:07.:58:12.

left -- off the pack to the left. I don't think they will be hugely

:58:12.:58:15.

disappointed, they will be realistic and have a benchmark to go off on

:58:15.:58:22.

training. Doriz a reasonable distance still to go, so it will be

:58:22.:58:25.

interesting to see they can sustain the level of speed they have taken

:58:25.:58:35.
:58:35.:58:46.

are, still pushing on hard. It is a real dogfight now provide silver

:58:46.:58:53.

medal. Bubka Germany a game. -- for the silver medal. Here go Germany

:58:53.:59:01.

again. All of the crews are now upon 40, 41 strokes per minute. Desperate

:59:01.:59:08.

stages, just hanging on. It is who cracks first. New Zealand holding

:59:08.:59:14.

on. The last 100, insight to the line. New Zealand have done enough.

:59:14.:59:19.

We are watching as the camera comes around for the silver medals. On the

:59:19.:59:23.

far side, it is Italy in Lane number one, but we will wait for

:59:23.:59:28.

confirmation. But Italy, Germany and Lithuania came right back on the

:59:28.:59:32.

line towards New Zealand. Great Britain going over in sixth

:59:32.:59:41.

position. So Germany and Lithuania getting the bronze medals.

:59:41.:59:45.

We have gotten so blase over the years about first, second and third

:59:45.:59:48.

and being disappointed after people do not finish in Lane medal

:59:48.:59:55.

position. How do we interpret those races? Speaking at the men's doubles

:59:55.:00:02.

is tricky. Matt Langridge is a phenomenal athlete, he took a long

:00:02.:00:05.

time to decide whether to carry on after the Olympics, having won

:00:05.:00:09.

bronze in London and silver in Beijing, so he is on the steep

:00:09.:00:14.

incline back to form, but it is incredibly disappointing to lose to

:00:14.:00:18.

people in the final race of the Regatta that they have beaten in the

:00:18.:00:21.

heats and the semifinal. They will be disappointed from that and they

:00:21.:00:26.

have six weeks, OK, that is the benchmark, we have to improve.

:00:26.:00:32.

a crew that finished sixth to one that came fifth. What about the

:00:32.:00:38.

women's performance? Again, it is interesting. Houghton, it is a big

:00:38.:00:42.

decision for her to make, having won medals in previous games, she will

:00:42.:00:45.

not want to come back from Rio with a minor medal, she will want gold

:00:45.:00:51.

and that was not a gold medal performance, clearly, today, but is

:00:51.:00:55.

it potentially one? What they have to do is, over the next five weeks

:00:55.:00:58.

up to the World Championships, go away and get every bit of potential

:00:58.:01:02.

they can out and in the world Championships in South Korea, look

:01:02.:01:05.

back and think, these are the stepping stones and we can build on

:01:05.:01:12.

them to get to the top podium in Rio. It is 11 months since the

:01:12.:01:15.

Olympic Games and sunspots have embraced the legacy rather better

:01:15.:01:19.

than others. You would think that the huge success we had on the lake

:01:19.:01:23.

at Eton Dorney would have produced a huge upsurge in interest in the

:01:23.:01:29.

sport. The chairman here at Minerva Bath rowing club, did you have

:01:29.:01:34.

people knocking on the door? pretty much did, people asking to

:01:34.:01:39.

row and join the club, so we put on two or three learning courses year,

:01:39.:01:43.

12-18 new members, and last year we did a course up to 50 in the end.

:01:43.:01:50.

All shapes and sizes and ages? Absolutely, 18 years and older, but

:01:50.:01:57.

we have members joining who are in their 50s and their 60s. It's one of

:01:57.:02:01.

the things, when I come to a club like this, this is still an

:02:01.:02:07.

impression among the public that rowing clubs are elitist, but

:02:07.:02:11.

nothing could be further from the truth? Absolutely. We have basic

:02:11.:02:14.

facilities. We have members from all over the working population, I

:02:14.:02:23.

guess. We have a porta loo, so no running water. Glamour.Absolutely.

:02:23.:02:27.

Olympic gold medallists can come from that? Absolutely.In herms of

:02:27.:02:33.

Helen, did it produce a lot of young girls? Absolutely. We have got a

:02:33.:02:37.

waiting list for the junior courses and we are trying to deal with those

:02:37.:02:43.

now, but women 's membership is huge. We are doing courses just for

:02:43.:02:46.

men, because we have so many women. On a day like today, where else

:02:46.:02:49.

would you rather be? Absolutely. Gorgeous. Thank you. Good luck with

:02:49.:02:54.

the future. From Bath, back to Lucerne and see how some of the

:02:54.:02:59.

other races panned out. In the men's four, the British crew didn't

:02:59.:03:03.

qualify for the final, but it turned out to be a fantastic race between

:03:03.:03:10.

the Americans and the Australians. The USA came out on top in the end.

:03:10.:03:15.

No British entry in the men's pair, which unsurprisingly was dominated

:03:15.:03:20.

by the extraordinary New Zealanders, Murray and Bob. Can anyone ever come

:03:20.:03:28.

close to the reigning Olympic champions? Germany woman the women's

:03:28.:03:33.

quad, but there was real drama for the American crew. They caught a

:03:33.:03:38.

crab, race over. And the women's single skulls was won by Kim crow of

:03:38.:03:44.

Australia, who earlier on -- and earlier on Vicky Thornley finished

:03:44.:03:51.

fourth in her final. One race we haven't shown you is the men's

:03:51.:03:59.

single skull and it is Alan Campbell from Northern Ireland. Alan Campbell

:03:59.:04:09.

in lane number two squeezing out ahead of Brass from the Netherlands.

:04:09.:04:15.

Germany's Marcel Hacker in three. The Czech Republic skuller, the

:04:15.:04:24.

Olympic silver medallist in four and Cuba and Bulgaria. Drysdale, the

:04:24.:04:28.

Olympic New Zealand champion, who came to Henley last week, who is in

:04:28.:04:32.

a phase of coming back into it, has been doing a lot of iron men

:04:32.:04:35.

competitions in New Zealand and taking time away from the boat, he

:04:35.:04:40.

has to go back for New Zealand and for the long time, go back to trials

:04:40.:04:45.

to qualify for the world championships, so no Drysdale in

:04:45.:04:51.

this 2013 World Cup campaign. Alan Campbell though, interesting, but he

:04:51.:04:59.

has a new coach, John West. Alan has worked with Bill and he was taken on

:04:59.:05:04.

from potential protege almost up to medallist, which was fantastic for

:05:04.:05:09.

Bill and Alan. Bill has stepped aside and John West has stepped up.

:05:09.:05:14.

John is successful with the fours and eights and never before with a

:05:14.:05:19.

single, so it's a new things, especially the single. You need to

:05:19.:05:24.

have a good working relationship, because it's one on won, coach and

:05:24.:05:28.

athlete. Alan hasn't been back in the system for very long. He took a

:05:28.:05:32.

long break, but it's competing and in competing form, which is great to

:05:32.:05:42.
:05:42.:05:44.

see. The rower from the Czech Republic through in first. Chased

:05:44.:05:54.
:05:54.:05:57.

hard now by Anning el Rodriguez from cuBia, who came second at two of the

:05:57.:06:00.

World Cups, and showed great form in the early part of 2012. Very

:06:00.:06:04.

disappointed to come seventh. Won the small final on that occasion.

:06:04.:06:09.

The first time we see him here in Europe this year, on the

:06:09.:06:14.

international scene and a phenomenal skuller here. He's in second. Marcel

:06:14.:06:21.

Hacker now, the guys have opened up. Graph from the Netherlands has come

:06:21.:06:26.

through. Alan Campbell is in fifth now. Alan really struggling with the

:06:26.:06:36.
:06:36.:06:37.

pace in the final. You can see from the angle that Angel has more scope

:06:37.:06:42.

left. If you look at the end of the boat, the lead skuller, there is

:06:42.:06:49.

absolutely any dip, is to means it's moving smoothly. He's not

:06:49.:06:52.

interrupting the flow of the boat, which is crucial. A bill lit of

:06:52.:06:59.

breeze down at the finish. The noise on the far side. The crews come out

:06:59.:07:05.

from all the trees and the hidden part in that third 500. Up to the

:07:05.:07:13.

line now and it's Andre from the Czech Republic. He won out at Eton

:07:13.:07:20.

three weeks ago. Another gold. Good start for the next Olympiad. Marcel

:07:20.:07:30.
:07:30.:07:30.

Hacker with the silver and Rodrigues in third. Netherlands in fourth.

:07:30.:07:35.

Bulgaria in fifth and Alan Campbell in sipleth, realising earlier on in

:07:35.:07:42.

that final that he has some way to go on the pace. James, Alan is a

:07:42.:07:45.

likeable character, that when you see a result like that, it's quite

:07:45.:07:50.

hard to know what to say? It is. The first thing to say is incredibly

:07:50.:07:54.

tough event, because the only one fast person in your country and it's

:07:54.:07:59.

not like eight people. You only have to find one person, so it's very

:07:59.:08:03.

tough. He backs himself in that event, which is all to his

:08:03.:08:07.

character. He has phenomenal boat speed so he can lead a race, but not

:08:07.:08:10.

quite have the endurance to see it through to the end. If he wants to

:08:11.:08:14.

step up from bronze to gold in Rio, that's what he needs to work on. Not

:08:14.:08:20.

the top speed, but base speed. do we take from that? That he he

:08:20.:08:24.

still has the speed, because he led, but the endurance is not great. If

:08:25.:08:29.

you look at the first 500 and then the last, it's not a good race plan,

:08:29.:08:32.

but he has got the speed. You can't magic speed from nowhere. He doesn't

:08:32.:08:36.

need to do that, but needs to build on the endurance and that, I'm

:08:36.:08:42.

afraid, is hard work. We are going to see the men's eight, but before

:08:42.:08:52.

that here's the women's eight involved in a record-breaking final.

:08:52.:08:55.

The United States do what they always do in women's eights and get

:08:55.:09:00.

out quick. It's hard. It is real rugged stuff here. They have a

:09:00.:09:04.

quarter of a length. It's so important to get out to the first

:09:04.:09:08.

time being mark in first position. That's really where it all matters.

:09:08.:09:12.

If you get out there first it's very, very hard in eights to get

:09:12.:09:16.

rowed down, because the margin is so, so slim and it's taken so much

:09:16.:09:20.

effort to get out there. From there now, the United States can really

:09:20.:09:24.

start to find their confidence and speed. It's also, unlike small

:09:24.:09:28.

boats, it's very hard to get a change in pace. The small boats, as

:09:28.:09:33.

you have seen in other races today, they can suddenly changes distances

:09:33.:09:36.

quickly. First to fourth, third to second, all that quick and in the

:09:37.:09:40.

eight, traditionally, once you get out, the positions hold and you

:09:40.:09:43.

can't make a quick change of pace. If you can get out with a fast start

:09:43.:09:52.

you can hold on to that very well. Canada now face facing The Strokes.

:09:52.:09:55.

The United States of America just continuing to squeeze down. This is

:09:55.:09:58.

just absolutely incredible stuff here. The USA, Olympic champions,

:09:58.:10:03.

returning from last year with only one woman on board, in the sixth

:10:03.:10:09.

seat. They've built another eight here. They have Amanda Polk in

:10:09.:10:13.

there, but the rest of under 23. They've built the eight now and they

:10:13.:10:16.

are leading the world into the half-way mark in the final of the

:10:16.:10:24.

women's eight. Look at that. Absolutely incredible. The United

:10:24.:10:29.

States have gone clear on what is a very high-class field here. The

:10:29.:10:33.

Olympic champions rebuilding from last year. They go through the 1500

:10:33.:10:37.

metre mark absolutely clear. They've done it. They demolished the field

:10:37.:10:41.

here. Now, they can enjoy it, because looking back, the race is on

:10:41.:10:45.

for the silver and bronze. The British crew, the last 100, have

:10:45.:10:49.

come off the Romanians there. They were right up on the tail. They were

:10:49.:10:54.

level almost with Romania, so Great Britain in lane number five got a

:10:54.:10:59.

really fight on their hands against Romania on lane four. Forget the

:10:59.:11:02.

Canadians. They are in a race defending the silver medal against

:11:02.:11:06.

Romania, but Great Britain have got to focus now on Romania in lane

:11:06.:11:12.

number four. The third 500 is when Britain slipped down on the field.

:11:12.:11:16.

USA may use the time to break the clean break. They are away and

:11:16.:11:19.

running. They're racing for the finish. They don't care about the

:11:19.:11:23.

others. Canada, they are going to come under pressure from Romania.

:11:23.:11:27.

They move way from Great Britain. They have Canada in their sights and

:11:27.:11:32.

they'll chase for the silver. Canada will be defending it. Quite

:11:32.:11:36.

inexperienced line-up and a different cox than last 20-odd

:11:36.:11:40.

years. Leslie Thompson is not in the boat at the moment and Britain will

:11:40.:11:45.

feel it slipping away. They can attack. They have a great line-up

:11:45.:11:49.

and great experience. Jest and Beth and Katie and they've been in the

:11:49.:11:52.

boat many, many times and been in the situation before, but Romania

:11:52.:11:56.

have gone. They've just jumped and turned a speed there. They've jumped

:11:56.:12:03.

up and they're out into second place. They are through Canada. The

:12:03.:12:08.

United States are impressive there. It's gold by some margin. Romania

:12:08.:12:12.

come through and over into second place. I think it might be a world's

:12:12.:12:15.

best time from the United States. We'll wait to confirm that.

:12:15.:12:20.

Incredible. Amazing. What was also amazing was Romania in last 500.

:12:20.:12:25.

Absolutely. Kicking on and taking it away. Again, they are all class

:12:25.:12:29.

crews, but not experienced crews and they've shown again what rebuilding

:12:29.:12:39.
:12:39.:12:50.

with the very last race. The most eagerly anticipated of the entire

:12:50.:12:53.

meet, the men's eight and in terms of the British crew, just about all

:12:53.:12:58.

the top names in the men's game put in this one boat. To try to upset

:12:59.:13:04.

the Olympic champions. Among them, Alex Gregory and he's been talking

:13:04.:13:14.
:13:14.:13:25.

to Kathrine Grainger. We are the world champions why -- champions.

:13:25.:13:30.

The last time I saw you was on the sidelines of dorny and the eight

:13:30.:13:34.

didn't have you in it. How are things now? Great. The day after

:13:34.:13:39.

that I got back in the boat and we were joined in the boat by George

:13:39.:13:44.

nash and things seemed to have been going well. Boat feels great. It's

:13:44.:13:49.

the best than it has done for the last few months leading up to dorny.

:13:50.:13:56.

We are all really excited about it. Lucerne is next. Entry? Eight crews,

:13:56.:14:01.

so the Germans and the full crew. How close is it to the Olympic

:14:01.:14:04.

champions? Half of them have remained. They are unknown. We don't

:14:04.:14:08.

know what they'll be like. They'll be about. They are germ mans and

:14:08.:14:13.

they're rowing in eights so they'll be good. Desh Germans and they're

:14:13.:14:19.

rowing in eights, so they'll be good. You smashed the record held by

:14:19.:14:22.

the Germans at Henley? We have been doing some good times and everything

:14:22.:14:27.

has been going well and everything has been going right, so we came

:14:27.:14:32.

into this regatta feeling in good shape. We didn't know how fast we

:14:32.:14:35.

were going, but we heard it was a course record. It's a nice thing to

:14:35.:14:39.

have. What is it helping you improving the steps? We are starting

:14:39.:14:42.

to get the feel of all eight guys moving together, rowing together and

:14:42.:14:46.

I think that's what it is. Staying relaxed and moving in the right way

:14:46.:14:49.

for the boat. I hope we can hold what we have got and carry it

:14:49.:14:53.

forward through to Lucerne and the world championships. That's your

:14:53.:14:57.

combination and that flow and all that connection, how did it compare

:14:57.:15:03.

to the four? It took a long time for us to get that. It took right to the

:15:03.:15:13.
:15:13.:15:19.

eight. The Cox makes it easier, they tell us what to do. I have been

:15:19.:15:28.

raising big four for four years, so it is good to me to have a change --

:15:28.:15:34.

I have been racing. You have the confidence to come through it as

:15:34.:15:37.

Olympic champion? I felt so confident going to the boat with

:15:37.:15:42.

three guys who had done it before. Now I am the one who has done it, I

:15:42.:15:45.

can share my experience with the guys and they trust me and I feel

:15:45.:15:49.

like I am in a good position, enjoying it. I'm really taking this

:15:49.:15:54.

year as an enjoyable year. I obviously take it seriously, I

:15:54.:15:58.

obviously want to win, but there was pressure leading up to London and it

:15:58.:16:03.

is nice to have a year where you can just relax and enjoy rowing for what

:16:03.:16:06.

it is. James, you were very forthright

:16:06.:16:09.

after the Regatta at Eton, saying you felt the order in the boat

:16:09.:16:13.

needed to be changed if the men were to reach their potential. What you

:16:13.:16:22.

make about the order in Lucerne be change the order -- they changed the

:16:22.:16:26.

order in Henley. It was good in Henley, although not against the

:16:26.:16:31.

level of opposition we have here. I swapped it around for the final,

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whether it is the result of illness or not performing in the heats, but

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it is leaving them in danger of being Andy Hodge in the strokes it,

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Peter Reed in the seven seat with six other people bolted in the back

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-- the stroke seat. It needs to be a blend of eight people, not just two

:16:49.:16:59.
:16:59.:17:03.

Jurgen's super eight go. After the Germans in the green boat, winding

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it up, the Olympic champions. France in one, Great Britain in two, the

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United States of America in three, Germany, the Olympic champions, in

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four, Netherlands in five, Poland in six. This race has so much riding on

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it. Every time we see and eight race, it is exciting, it doesn't

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matter what boat you are in all what countries are racing, it is noise,

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it is power and speed. And it is up for grabs. Look at that, France

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away, they jumped out from the first foot, they took it on from Great

:17:42.:17:48.

Britain. In the green boat, Germany just starting to wind up. Remember,

:17:48.:17:53.

the whole focus was on Great Britain and Germany at this Regatta. A

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little off to the left for the Olympic champions, but they are read

:17:57.:18:01.

quick now and leading over the United States. But everything to

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play ball. In the men's eight, the main aim is to get to 501st. That is

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all you got to do, and Germany are 501st by Harper length over the USA.

:18:13.:18:23.
:18:23.:18:29.

Now we move on -- Germany are 500 first by half a length over the USA.

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You have got Germany who are in a slightly different boat than the one

:18:33.:18:37.

leading up to the Olympics, but want to carry on the mantle. The USA are

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also in a different boat but have the fastest qualifying out on the

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lake. And you have the British group which, by name, have the most

:18:45.:18:54.

successful group in the water. It is the boat that is coached by Jurgen,

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everyone is expecting them to win. So this is what happens when you put

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them in the mix. Germany have stopped on Harper length up from the

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United States. Great Britain are just in for. It is stroke the stroke

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between fourth and third position. Just listen to the noise.

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37 strokes per minute. That is low for Germany, they are usually up on

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38. The Americans will also be quick, as we come to the halfway

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mark. Expect big pushes across all six boats. Here comes the United

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States of America. They have pushed back at the halfway mark and they

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now lead, Germany, by a canvas over the United States. It is an

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incredible second 500 by the USA. We are in the final of the men's eight.

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France in one, Great Britain's super eight, Jurgen's boys, inlay number

:19:53.:20:01.

two. USA in three, Germany, the Olympic champions in four, the

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Netherlands in five and Poland in six. On the morning of this final,

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the announcement that Peter Reed had been moved into the seventh seed and

:20:09.:20:17.

George Nash into the battle seed. Great Britain were slipping right

:20:17.:20:21.

up, they could be moving back through the field. They seemed to be

:20:21.:20:24.

neck and neck but it was very hard to tell from this angle, with the

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Dutch. But the USA and Germany have put themselves under pressure and

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the British are holding on the overlap and pulling in Germany.

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not write up the British crew. Give them an overlap in Germany. Do not

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write up the British crew. Give them another love pandas live and these

:20:43.:20:46.

guys know how to row down, -- right off. But also, the Netherlands, they

:20:46.:20:50.

know how to row and eight, they have a great history. European champions

:20:50.:20:58.

back in 1996. 1,500 metres, 500 to go, 50 of the biggest strokes. Great

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Britain are in fourth position. The Netherlands take on Great Britain

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into third, but that front, it is a real grudge match, USA and Germany.

:21:09.:21:14.

This is a race that is absolutely hypnotic to watch, edge of your seat

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stuff, but in the boat it can be uncomfortable. But it is the kind of

:21:17.:21:22.

race you want to be part. Every stroke is going to matter and at the

:21:22.:21:29.

moment, the USA have got the better of Germany but do not write anybody.

:21:29.:21:33.

The Dutch are possibly slipping back behind Great Britain. Germany now

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coming back at the USA, exactly what you would expect from the Olympic

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champions. 200 remaining, it is a dog fight between the USA and

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Germany. Here come Germany. Look at the gap they are opening up over

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Great Britain to the left. We are in match racing. The whole world was

:21:54.:21:59.

waiting to see how fast the Olympic champions were. They are fast but

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the USA are faster. It is going to go to the line. The USA just

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honoured. It is now or never for Germany in the dying strokes.

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on the line, the USA come through. USA first, Germany are beaten, the

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Olympic champions, into second place. The Netherlands take the

:22:20.:22:25.

bronze medal and Jurgen Grobler's super eight in fourth position. What

:22:25.:22:30.

a great raise, it lived up to all of the expectations. The punches and

:22:30.:22:37.

joy of the USA, but Germany showed some pretty big speed. The first

:22:37.:22:41.

time at the senior World Cup regatta that Germany have been beaten and we

:22:41.:22:45.

have got it all to play for here as we head towards the World

:22:45.:22:50.

Championships. So the big surprise of the day, the USA in first.

:22:50.:22:53.

Germany beaten into second. The Netherlands in third and Great

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Britain out of the medals. It has been a funny season. We have

:23:00.:23:03.

obviously had quite a lot of change in the crew and we haven't had a

:23:03.:23:08.

period of time where we have had a settled crew, so I think having that

:23:08.:23:12.

inconsistency in personnel and looking for seat positions, that

:23:12.:23:17.

leads to a bit of inconsistency we sometimes get. A lot of people will

:23:17.:23:21.

not understand why Jurgen Grobler shuffled the order at the last

:23:21.:23:27.

minute, putting Peter Reed right back up the boat and George Nash

:23:27.:23:34.

back to bowl. Did it work was it too little too late? I think it was more

:23:34.:23:39.

of an experiment again. Having Andy and Peter together, what we have

:23:39.:23:44.

done the most of the season, but George coming in, he has done an

:23:44.:23:49.

awesome job so far and I think we were just trying to recuperate this

:23:49.:23:54.

weekend, changing the order again. But the World Cup is our

:23:54.:23:57.

experiment, that is what it is all about and the World Championships on

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the main event of the year, so we will be sorted by the World

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Championships and we'll see what we can do there. Alex, do you think

:24:05.:24:11.

this hate has the potential to win the World Championships? -- this

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hate. Figueroa absolutely, I think any of the eights the in the field

:24:19.:24:22.

do -- absolutely. We haven't found the rhythm yet, but we will get

:24:22.:24:28.

there. I can't remember World Cup whether British have won so few

:24:28.:24:34.

medals, how do you see it from within the team -- where the

:24:34.:24:37.

British? We are all at different points in a training cycles. Some of

:24:37.:24:41.

the other nations are coming here off the back training camps, we are

:24:41.:24:49.

just about to go on them, so can you can take some things from the World

:24:49.:24:52.

Cup but people are at different points in the training cycles and

:24:52.:24:56.

that has been reflected, but now we have a good training block away,

:24:56.:25:01.

away on camp and we will come back very differently for South Korea and

:25:01.:25:04.

the Championships. Firstly, it was a great raise, and

:25:04.:25:09.

secondly, disappointing that Britain didn't get on the podium. It was a

:25:09.:25:13.

great race, and from the British perspective, they were not in the

:25:13.:25:18.

race, and that is not even the best Americans, the best four won the

:25:18.:25:23.

four. In the commentary, the British were set up by being called the

:25:23.:25:28.

super eight but the reality is we do not have a reputation in the eights

:25:28.:25:33.

that make countries fear us, and they should have got a bronze level

:25:33.:25:36.

at the very least. When I first joined the team, the story was

:25:36.:25:43.

either Redgrave wins or Redgrave loses, and that will be the take out

:25:43.:25:50.

this year, that Jurgen's super eight did not take away a medal. But it

:25:50.:25:54.

gives us a mark of the World Championships. People here at

:25:54.:25:58.

Minerva Bath rowing club, a lot of the people watching the races,

:25:58.:26:02.

they're kind of end of school report was it might bring the whole team

:26:02.:26:08.

down to earth with a bump. Is that fair? It certainly is very different

:26:08.:26:13.

to the atmosphere at Dorney, where it was a homecoming and rowing got

:26:14.:26:18.

the first gold medal in any sport at the Olympics and we produced another

:26:18.:26:22.

fantastic performance. The reality is, not everyone was there and

:26:22.:26:26.

everybody is in Lucerne and we have our true place. We enjoyed it here

:26:26.:26:30.

because the people who brought home the first gold in London brought

:26:30.:26:35.

home the only gold in Lucerne. hope it is not the only one when we

:26:35.:26:38.

go to South Korea for the World Championships. Thank you to James.

:26:38.:26:42.

We are after South Korea at the end of August, full coverage on the red

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button throughout with highlights on BBC One and BBC Two. Next week, we

:26:47.:26:53.

continue the build-up to the world athletics Championships, with the

:26:53.:26:59.

latest Diamond League from Monaco. And the Open golf starts this week

:26:59.:27:03.

with coverage from Muirfield, with coverage on every platform you can

:27:03.:27:07.

conceive of. One other programme at you about coming up in the not too

:27:07.:27:13.

distant future, July the 27th, the start of Inspire, a series of

:27:13.:27:22.

programmes taking us from all the way from now to Rio. Letters inspire

:27:22.:27:29.

you. Get your trainers on, get your heart racing. Get inspired. Inspire

:27:29.:27:35.

you to push as hard as you can. keep coming back for more. We want

:27:35.:27:40.

to inspire all generations. And we mean all generations. We want to

:27:40.:27:46.

inspire you. We want you to get inspired. Before we go, one more

:27:46.:27:51.

thing we have to do, and that is the name officially this brand-new boat.

:27:51.:28:00.

It is called Flaviae, Latin for Golden girls. We have an expert

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crew, augmented by the May at Bath, Councillor Malcolm Lee's. Nice

:28:10.:28:17.

socks! -- Mayor are bad. They will have this fine as per second sprayed

:28:18.:28:22.

over them by James Cracknell. Thank you for watching, that is it from

:28:22.:28:25.

John Inverdale is joined by double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell to present highlights of the Lucerne World Cup. The world's best crews descend on the famous Rotsee waters to compete in the third, and final, World Cup event of the year. A strong Great Britain team will be looking to lay down a marker with the World Championships in South Korea coming up. Commentary of the races is by Garry Herbert and 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Katherine Grainger.


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