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Rowers get set

Rowers Tom Aggar and Helene Raynsford

GB Paralympic rowing hopefuls Tom Aggar and Helene Raynsford get set for another training session at Caversham

Rower Tom Aggar is interviewed by a BBC Television crew

Adaptive rowing will be making its Paralympic debut in Beijing and Tom is hoping to add Paralympic gold to his 2007 world title

Rower Tom Aggar and BBC Breakfast sports presenter Chris Hollins

Tom, who took up rowing in 2006 after suffering a spinal injury, and BBC Breakfast presenter Chris Hollins share a joke during filming

Rower Tom Aggar

Back on dry land, Tom makes adjustments to his boat under the watchful eye of GB rowing coach Chad King

Helene Raynsford gets ready for another training session

Final preparations for Helene as she prepares to embark on another tough session on the Redgrave/Pinsent Lake

Single sculler Helene Raynsford on the water

The 28-year-old from Surrey is a former wheelchair basketball player and won the single scull title at the 2006 World Championships

Double sculler Karen Cromie

Northern Ireland rower Karen Cromie, who competes in the double sculls with James Roberts, does some work on her boat

The mixed coxed four get ready to take to the water

The four of Vicky Hansford, Naomi Riches, Alistair McKean, James Morgan and cox Alan Sherman get ready to take to the water

The GB four of Vicky Hansford, Naomi Riches, Alistair McKean, James Morgan and cox Alan Sherman

The GB four were world champions in 2005 and 06 but lost their crown last year and are keen to make amends in Beijing



see also
GB Paralympic team for Beijing
08 Apr 08 |  Disability sport
Golden start for GB rowing squad
06 Apr 08 |  Disability sport
Aggar impresses at British trials
10 Mar 08 |  Disability sport
GB crews to defend world crowns
23 Aug 07 |  Disability sport


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