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Reed and Hodge reach pair final

ROWING WORLD CUP I
Venue: Banyoles, Spain Dates: 29-31 May Coverage: Live on BBC Sport website (UK users only) and red button, 0925-1310 BST, Sunday 31 May; Highlights on BBC Two, 1300-1400 Monday 1 June


Pete Reed and Andy Hodge
Reed and Hodge won Olympic gold in the four in Beijing

Pete Reed and Andy Hodge reached the final of the men's pair with victory in their semi-final at the World Cup regatta in Banyoles.

The duo had their bowball a fraction ahead by the 250m mark and stretched out their lead to two lengths by 750m.

"We'll be looking for that same strong rhythm in the boat that we had on Saturday," said Reed.

Adam Freeman-Pask won GB's first medal of the regatta when he took bronze in the lightweight men's single scull.

"I had a bit of a ropey heat but a good repechage and that gave me the confidence going into the final today," he said.

ROWER BETH RODFORD'S BLOG

"It's a bit scary to get a medal with all these big names around."

The British team won their semi-finals in the men's single and double sculls and qualified a second boat, of Katie Greves and Beth Rodford, into Sunday's women's double scull final which already features Anna Bebington and Annabel Vernon.

All four women will also race in the final of the women's quadruple scull.

Alan Campbell won his men's single scull semi-final, having typically lead from the front. He finished five seconds ahead of Olympic champion Olaf Tufte.

The British supporters in the crowd were awesome

Alan Campbell

"You shouldn't read too much into it", he said. "It was obvious at one point that Olaf and I were going to qualify so he didn't really challenge me.

"I had a good one today, though, it's fair to say. And the British supporters in the crowd were awesome.

"You can really hear them above all the others".



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British four win thrilling gold
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