Rowing: Cousins injury scuppers men's quad chances

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rowing Britain's women's eight, with Tina Stiller restored to her seat after missing the heat through illness, qualified for a final on Sunday through yesterday's repêchage round.

The women's quad also succeeded in a repêchage, while the men's lightweight four missed out. The men's quad had to withdraw from the competition because a second member of the crew was incapacitated by illness: Charles Cousins suffered a recurrence of a back injury.

Today eight crews take part in semi-finals, including the scullers Alan Campbell and Katherine Grainger, the pair of Pete Reed and Andy Hodge, the much-fancied men's four and the men's and women's double scullers.