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GB Rowing Trials - Gregory crowned champion in the men's pair

By lauracfell  |  Posted: April 19, 2014

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OLYMPIC champion Alex Gregory triumphed in the men's pair over his fellow GB teammates and rivals at the GB Rowing final trials.

Racing over 2000m at their training base in Caversham, Wormington rower Gregory, with World champion Mo Sbihi, beat double Olympic champion Andy Triggs-Hodge and Olympic bronze medallist George Nash by inches to claim the pairs title and with it, top spot in the team pecking order.

Chipping Campden rower Matt Gotrel finished fourth, racing with Paul Bennett.

Gloucester's Beth Rodford finished third in the women's single sculls.

Nailsworth Naval Officer and double Olympic champion Pete Reed pulled out for medical reasons, despite qualifying for the final of the men's pair with World champion Will Satch.

The Gloucester Rowing Club member failed to overhaul first-placed Vicky Thornley and Olympic silver medallist Fran Houghton in second.

Due to tomorrow's forecast in Caversham, Reading, the GB Rowing senior trials have all taken place today.

High winds have been forecast over the Redgrave-Pinsent Lake in Reading and the decision was made this morning to cancel tomorrow's finals and race all three rounds of the trials today.

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