Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 09:42 GMT, Sunday, 17 August 2008 10:42 UK

Lucy wins Olympic rowing silver

Cannot play media. Sorry, this media is not available in your territory.

Video - GB held to rowing silver by Canada

Tom Lucy secured Wales its third Olympic medal as the rowing ace helped the eight-man crew to silver.

The 20-year-old followed in the footsteps of rowing team-mate Tom James and cycling golden girl Nicole Cooke during Sunday's final in Beijing.

The eight-man boat held off the United States to finish second behind Canada and rowing great Sir Steve Redgrave hailed the achievement as "fantastic."

But Lucy said: "We're disappointed because we didn't win gold."

The GB eight-man crew celebrate their Olympic silver
I don't want to get all hung up on not winning gold as we gave it all on the day

Silver medalist Tom Lucy

Lucy, the youngest member of GB rowing team, aided the eight-man boat to World Championship bronze last year but the Monmouth ace has gone one better on his Olympic debut in Beijing.

The eight-man crew of Alex Partridge, Tom Stallard, Lucy, Richard Egington, Josh West, Alastair Heathcote, Matt Langridge, Colin Smith and Acer Nethercott won the sixth British rowing medal at the 2008 Olympics in the final event at the regatta.

"The Canadians are a very strong," said Lucy. "And if we had executed a perfect race then we'd have been much closer.

"We're disappointed as we always dreamed of winning a gold medal but we've won silver and you can't be too upset with that.

"I don't want to get all hung up on not winning gold as we gave it all on the day but unfortunately it wasn't enough.

Cannot play media. Sorry, this media is not available in your territory.

Second-placed men's eight credit Canada

The Canadians, coached by Briton Mike Spracklen, were a length ahead at half-way and withstood late pushes from GB and the Americans.

Australia, who had six-times Olympian James Tomkins on board, finished outside the medals.

Although Lucy didn't win gold, he enjoyed his Olympic experience.

"It was the best experience of my life," he said. "A dream come true."


Men's eights final:
1 Canada 5:23.89 (Gold), 2 Great Britain 5:25.11 (Silver), 3 United States 5:25.34 (Bronze), 4 Netherlands 5:29.26, 5 Poland 5:31.42, 6 Australia 5:35.10




Rowing medals table

Sunday, 24 August 2008 10:17 UK
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forGreat Britain 2 2 2 6
Men's Double Sculls 0 0 1
Men's Eight 0 1 0
Men's Four 1 0 0
Men's Lightweight Double Scull 1 0 0
Women's Double Sculls 0 0 1
Women's Quadruple Sculls 0 1 0
2 also show each event results forAustralia 2 1 0 3
Men's Double Sculls 1 0 0
Men's Four 0 1 0
Men's Pair 1 0 0
3 also show each event results forCanada 1 1 2 4
Men's Eight 1 0 0
Men's Lightweight Four 0 0 1
Men's Pair 0 1 0
Women's Lightweight Double Scu 0 0 1
4 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 1 3
Men's Eight 0 0 1
Women's Eight 1 0 0
Women's Single Sculls 0 1 0
5 also show each event results forChina 1 1 0 2
Women's Pair 0 1 0
Women's Quadruple Sculls 1 0 0
6 also show each event results forNetherlands 1 1 0 2
Women's Eight 0 1 0
Women's Lightweight Double Scu 1 0 0
7 also show each event results forPoland 1 1 0 2
Men's Lightweight Four 0 1 0
Men's Quadruple Sculls 1 0 0
8 also show each event results forNew Zealand 1 0 2 3
Men's Pair 0 0 1
Men's Single Sculls 0 0 1
Women's Double Sculls 1 0 0
9 also show each event results forDenmark 1 0 1 2
Men's Lightweight Double Scull 0 0 1
Men's Lightweight Four 1 0 0
10 also show each event results forRomania 1 0 1 2
Women's Eight 0 0 1
Women's Pair 1 0 0
11 also show each event results forBulgaria 1 0 0 1
Women's Single Sculls 1 0 0
12 also show each event results forNorway 1 0 0 1
Men's Single Sculls 1 0 0
13 also show each event results forGermany 0 1 1 2
Women's Double Sculls 0 1 0
Women's Quadruple Sculls 0 0 1
14 also show each event results forCzech Republic 0 1 0 1
Men's Single Sculls 0 1 0
15 also show each event results forEstonia 0 1 0 1
Men's Double Sculls 0 1 0
16 also show each event results forFinland 0 1 0 1
Women's Lightweight Double Scu 0 1 0
17 also show each event results forGreece 0 1 0 1
Men's Lightweight Double Scull 0 1 0
18 also show each event results forItaly 0 1 0 1
Men's Quadruple Sculls 0 1 0
19 also show each event results forBelarus 0 0 2 2
Women's Pair 0 0 1
Women's Single Sculls 0 0 1
20 also show each event results forFrance 0 0 2 2
Men's Four 0 0 1
Men's Quadruple Sculls 0 0 1

Olympics venues map

BBC Sport's Olympic map

Find out about the Beijing rowing and canoeing venue

see also
British four win thrilling gold
16 Aug 08 |  Rowing
Cooke grabs first GB gold medal
10 Aug 08 |  Cycling
Wales' Olympic roll of honour
13 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
Rowing boat classes explained
30 May 08 |  Rowing


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.