Hamish Bond and Eric Murray maintained their remarkable seven-year undefeated streak in the men's pair as the quarter-finals got underway today at the World Rowing Championships in France.
It was a day of second chances at the World Rowing Championships in France today – with repechage races in a number of disciplines giving crews another opportunity to progress in the competition and keep their hopes of qualifying for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro alive.
The second day of the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette, France, has seen more intense racing in heats across several disciplines.
Some of the biggest names were to the fore today as the World Rowing Championships opened with the heats Aiguebelette, with New Zealand leading the way with five victories, including for London 2012 Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale.
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford has said that not having the Union flag on his Team GB kit for the forthcoming World Championships in Beijing is a “terrible choice".
The first time I interviewed Anna Watkins, the London 2012 double sculls gold medallist who this week announced she was back in the sport after a three-year break and training for Rio 2016, she was still Anna Bebington, and she had only just graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge with a degree in natural sciences.
Fifteen members of the United States rowing team were reported ill following last week's World Junior Championships here on next summer's Olympic and Paralympic course, it has emerged.
Four Cuban rowers, including two silver medal winners, have defected across the border to the United States during the Pan American Games, the team's coach has admitted.
United States claimed the flagship men's eight title on the final of three days of rowing action at the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade.
Olympic rowers will learn next week about the potential health risks of competing in the polluted Rio 2016 venue as World Rowing publishes a report on the status of the water at the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, in which 50 tons of rotting fish carcasses were reportedly floating last month.
USRowing is hoping to further increase participation in its sport as it prepares to hold its 14th annual National Learn to Row Day at rowing clubs across the country on June 6.