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Last Updated: Thursday April 03 2008 12:10 GMT


Rowing trials

Great Britain has been winning Olympic medals in rowing for years, although the man who has won gold at the last five Games, Sir Steven Redgrave, has retired.

There are loads of different races, with the smallest crewed by just one person and the biggest by teams of eight.

The events are split into two types; sculling, where rowers each have two oars, and the sweep events where they have one each.