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Great Britain's domination of the rowing scene continued in Switzerland, with five medals secured on finals day at the World Cup event in Lucerne. The men's four, women's pair and women's lightweight double all prevailed, while silver was secured in the men's eight and the lightweight four won bronze.

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning built on a fast start to beat the US and world champions New Zealand in the women's pair with a time of 7min 2.14sec. Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger continued the golden touch by powering ahead of Poland and Germany to take the double scull.

Britain's third gold of the morning came in the men's four, with Alex Gregory, Peter Reed, Tom James and Andrew Triggs-Hodge coming from half a length behind Australia to win by more than a second.

The GB squad is announced a week on Wednesday.

What's coming up...

Thursday: The third Diamond League meet of the season takes place in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, with the cream of track and field seeking to put down markers two months away from the Games. Jamaican Usain Bolt will hope to improve on his laboured time in the 100 metres in Ostrava last week, with Asafa Powell and Kim Collins also competing. Brits Greg Rutherford and Chris Tomlinson go in the long jump. Stephanie Twell provides further British interest in the 1500m.

Who's up and who's down


Women's volleyball Serbia, Japan and South Korea confirmed their places in London following yesterday's qualifying events in Tokyo to complete the line-up. They join Russia, who made it through on Saturday, holders Brazil and seven other sides.


Liam Phillips BMX rider suffered a broken collarbone at the World Championships in Birmingham on Saturday, casting doubt over his participation in London. The 23-year-old, who won silver in Friday's time trial, went to hospital after going over his handlebars. "We've got to keep our fingers crossed," coach Grant White said.

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The height, in metres, of London's Olympic Stadium, being used for Athletics events and the opening and closing ceremonies.