News Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill recreated wakeboarding, similar to that pictured, in a carpark in Guildford

Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark

Rowing: The British team of James Cracknell (left), Steven Redgrave, Edward Coode and Matthew Pinsent

The British team of James Cracknell (left), Steven Redgrave, Edward Coode and Matthew Pinsent take full advantage of the windy conditions

Rowing: Coxless fours lead way in trial

BRITAIN'S ROWING team opened its season with a long and confusing time trial in the first round of the International Rowing Federation World Cup at Hazenwinkel in Belgium yesterday. The FISA Cup transferred here from Munich after the German Federation objected to a beer sponsorship, the sponsor then resigned and the Cup was left to continue without either money or a German team.

Son sees father drown in river

Son sees father drown in river

Rowing: Marlow storm home

THE WOMEN'S Head of the River Race, held on the Tideway in London on Saturday, was won by half of the women's national squad racing as Marlow Rowing Club. The other half finished second.

SWIMMING: Palmer in comeback victory

PAUL PALMER announced his return in emphatic style at the British Short Course Championships in Glasgow last night.

Swimming: Fast Foster sets water mark

MARK FOSTER was crowned the fastest swimmer in the world as he spearheaded a British gold rush at the European Short Course Championships in Sheffield yesterday. Foster broke the world 50 metres freestyle record twice in the space of just six hours to bank a pounds 15,000 bonus.

Swimming: Golden display from gutsy Hickman

Swimming

Travel Adventure: Rough ride on a wall of water

It's the ultimate balancing act. Eric Kendall feels the force of the ocean waves on a surf kayak

Rowing: Redgrave still needs challenge

BRITAIN FINISHED third in the medal table at the close of the World Rowing Championships in Cologne yesterday but with no additions to the three golds and one silver taken on Saturday. The team performance was, as for the past 14 years, underpinned by the achievements of Stephen Redgrave, who added an eighth World gold to his four Olympic successes, this time with coxless four partners, Tim Foster, James Cracknell and Matthew Pinsent.

Rowing: Redgrave keeps command

BRITAIN'S COXLESS four of James Cracknell, Steve Redgrave, Tim Foster and Matthew Pinsent cruised through their semi-final at the World Championships in Cologne yesterday.

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Rowing: Redgrave four threatened by Australians

THE BRITISH men's team left it to the last gasp to regain the stage from the women in the Krombacher Rowing World Cup here yesterday. The women's crews took four medals from five finals, with a lone silver medal going to the men's eight in the last race of the cup.

Sporting digest: swimming

FINA, swimming's ruling body, will introduce semi-finals for events up to 200m despite protests from the Australian Swimming Association.

Swimming: Hickman loses his record

Swimming: Hickman loses his record
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