Sporting Digest: Rowing

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STEVE REDGRAVE and his Olympic champion partner, Matthew Pinsent, pulled off a spectacular victory in the Fuller's Head of the River race for fours when their coxless four, with Ben Hunt Davis and Richard Manners, beat the best quadruple sculls crews in the country. Taking advantage of their sheer strength and the smoother running boat, they powered up from 23rd position to win by nine seconds from Tideway Scullers.

FULLER'S HEAD OF THE RIVER (River Thames) Overall: 1 Leander II (coxless four; Hunt-Davis, Redgrave, Manners, Pinsent) 19min 34sec; 2 Tideway Scullers' School I (quadruple scull) 19.53; 3 Nottingham County Rowing Association II (quad) 19.55; 4 London RC I (quad) 19.58; 5 NCRA III (quad) 20.00; 6 Leander I (quad) 20.00; 7 NCRA I (quad) 20.01; 8 NCRA IV (quad) 20.04; 9 Star and Arrow (quad, Senior 2) 20.05; 10 Thames/London/Auriol Kensington/Poplar (quad) 20.05.