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

Rowing: Grainger shines in World Cup victory

The British team yesterday retained the rowing World Cup and 11 of the 13 finalists won medals, including all six of the men's heavyweight crews. Golds came for the men's heavy and lightweight coxless fours, and Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger won two, one for the double sculls at the start of the day and the other for the quadruple sculls at the end of it, for which they were joined by Annie Vernon and Beth Rodford.

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Rowing: Kiwis keep firm grasp on Goblets

Pete Reed and Andy Hodge took a drubbing from the New Zealand world champions Eric Murray and Hamish Bond in the coxless pairs at Henley yesterday.

Sport in Brief: European kayak glory for Cawthorn

Britain's Rachel Cawthorn continued her superb season by storming to victory in the single kayak 1,000m at the European Championships in Trasona, Spain.

Rowing: Searle enjoys golden day in slovenia

The boats in the Men's Eight final at the Rowing World Cup race across Lake Bled in Slovenia yesterday.

Your Questions: 'How can I introduce my dog to our new swimming pool safely? Call all dogs can swim?

Q. We have decided to treat ourselves to a new swimming pool this year for the whole family (including the dog). But we are not sure how to introduce the pool safely to him. Is it true that all dogs can swim? Jim, via e-mail

Swimming: British men starting to make impact, says Scott

National performance director Michael Scott has been encouraged by the performances of the men at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield.

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Swimming: The ultimate exercise

Swimming boosts joint mobility, strengthens muscles, and has psychological benefits

Kiteboarder killed by sharks in rare deadly attack

A lifeguard who rescued the victim of a shark attack off Florida's Atlantic coast said yesterday he could see several sharks breaking the surface and blood in the water as he approached in rough surf.

You don't have to be mad to swim here ...

A slice of Britain: Throughout December normally sane people will leave their cosy homes to head for a stretch of water to partake in the growing sport of festive outdoor swimming. They'll freeze, but claim the life-affirming glow is worth it

Rowing: Cousins injury scuppers men's quad chances

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.

Canoe tragedy father and son named

A father and son who drowned in a canoe accident on a Highland loch were named by police today.

Swimming: Final surge buoys Payne to gold

Keri-Anne Payne claimed Great Britain's second gold medal of the world championships when she won the 10-kilometre open water race here yesterday.

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