Rowing: Britain's mixed fortunes as stomach bug strikes
Sunday 13 July 2003
A stomach bug grounded competitors from eight countries at the World Cup in Lucerne yesterday, causing Britain's women's four to withdraw and Alex Beever to replace Rebecca Romero in the double sculls, narrowly missing a place in today's final.
Britain's coxless four qualified for the top six along with Germany and Canada, while Italy, Slovenia and Russia came through the other semi-final.
The men's eight had a tough draw and a change of personnel when Phil Simmons moved to the stroke seat vacated by Tom James (back injury), and Olympic champion Kieran West came in at four. Australia and then Germany led, and Britain's attempt at qualifying was scuppered by Croatia and France.
The women's lightweight double scullers, Helen Casey and Tracy Langlands, finished second in their semi, bringing Britain's total of finalists in Olympic events to four.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United teased by Monaco after claims they could have signed 'Luis Suarez of Neymar' instead or £58m Anthony Martial
Former Manchester United star Karel Poborsky goes full hipster
England vs San Marino, Euro 2016 qualifier: Jamie Vardy cleared to make first start for country
Manchester United hit back at Real Madrid by claiming they let David De Gea 'slip through their fingers into the back of the net'
Serie B introduces 'green cards' to promote good behaviour, fair play and sportsmanship
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
£37040 - £43600 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The UK's export credit agency a...
£25000 - £27500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides a compreh...
£16800 - £19500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Would you like to join an organ...
£25000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: In the last five years this com...