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Brazilian mixed doubles scullers hold off Israel by a second at World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

Rowing on day three of the World Championships on Amsterdam's Bosbaan Lake had to be suspended when wind conditions changed ©Getty ImagesIn a thrilling finish to the TA mixed double sculls repechage on the third day of racing at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Brazilian Para-rowing pairing of Josiane Lima and Michel Gomes Pessanha finished just a second ahead of Israel's Reuven Magnagey and Yuliya Cnernoy in a time of 4min 49.27sec, with both qualifying for the A final.

Aggar London 2012 shock as beaten for first time ever

By Tom Degun at Eton Dorney

GB mixed_coxed_four_take_Para_gold_Sept_2September 2 - Britain's mixed coxed four ensured a golden finish to the London 2012 rowing competition, but home favourite Tom Aggar suffered the biggest shock of the Games when he was beaten in the ASM single scull class for the first time ever to finish in bitterly disappointing fourth here.