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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 August, 2004, 07:02 GMT 08:02 UK
GB women in rowing final
Great Britain eased into the final of the women's coxless quadruple sculls with an impressive display on Sunday.

Alison Mowbray, Debbie Flood, Francis Houghton and Rebecca Romero clocked six minutes 15.60 seconds to finish ahead of Russia and Belarus in their heat.

Great Britain's other crews in action will all be heading to the repechage.

The men's eight - who were forced into a late change - the lightweight double sculls and lightweight men's four all trailed in their heats.

The quadruple sculls caught the eye in high winds on the rowing lake and qualified for the final in the fastest time of the day, ahead of world champions Germany.

The eight, defending Olympic champions, were rocked when Tom James withdrew through illness.

Kieren West stepped in, but they were immediately off the pace in a fast race in which the USA set a new world best by three seconds and will now race in Tuesday's repechage.

The men's lightweight four and quadruple sculls also have a second bite of the cherry after coming in fourth in their races.

As do Helen Casey and Tracy Langlands who also finished fourth in their lightweight double sculls heat.

Australia set a world best time in heats of the women's lightweight double sculls to earn a place in the semi-finals.

Sally Newmarch and Amber Halliday used strong tail winds to clock six minutes 49.90 seconds over the 2,000 metres.

Monday's rowing has been postponed due to predicted high winds at the Schinias Centre.





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