Updated: 04/08/2012 17:13 | By pa.press.net

Double gold and silver for GB rowers



Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate gold

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate gold

Great Britain celebrated two more Olympic gold medals and a silver at Eton Dorney on an historic - and dramatic - Super Saturday for British rowing.

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Tom James and Alex Gregory beat arch-rivals Australia in sensational fashion to win Britain's fourth consecutive Olympic title in the coxless fours.

In the very next race, Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland produced a stunning performance to win gold in the lightweight women's double scull.

Britain extended their dynasty in the men's four in stunning fashion, leading Australia from the start before powering to victory in six minutes, 03.97 seconds.

Hodge, James and Reed are all now double Olympic champions, having been part of the victorious crew in Beijing. Olympic debutant Gregory adds an Olympic gold medal to the world championship title he won as part of a different men's four crew last year.

No-one could live with Copeland and Hosking during the Games as they accelerated clear of the field to win an historic gold medal for Britain.

Then the drama moved up a gear. Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter, the lightweight men's double scull champions in 2008, were less than a hundred yards into the race when a seat broke.

The rest of the boats stopped and after Purchase used a screwdriver to mend the seat, the race re-started.

It looked like the duo were remarkably going to hang on for gold only to be pipped in the final few yards by Denmark.

Britain's haul of four gold medals, two silvers and three bronze confirms London 2012 as their most successful Olympic regatta ever, surpassing the eight medals, including four golds, won at London in 1908.

44Comments
04/08/2012 14:27
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One real comment and  four spam! Sort yourselves out MSN, it'sgetting tedious now...
04/08/2012 15:11
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More absolutely brilliant acheivements from our wonderful squad - congratulations to them all - Gold, Silver, Bronze and the nearly's - so very proud of you all. 
04/08/2012 16:07
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Superb rowing from all the teams and I so felt for Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase, who were devastated at JUST being beaten and then apologising.  For what? they performed superbly, they have NO reason to apologise at all!  Well done all!
04/08/2012 15:15
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I think that we can say that we have so far put on a great show  by all of our sports people so well done  you are all winners
04/08/2012 16:32
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Once again Great Britain showed us all that we are truly a very versatile nation, as over the past few years we've gone from not being able to win very much to quite literally dominating certain sports.

 

Our four coxless rowers went into 'ramming speed' to win the gold while the 2 girls just teased the opposition into submission,

 

As for our silver medallists, I feel pretty sorry for them as it will have meant so very much to them to have got the gold, but it just wasn't to be, things go wrong for a reason, its called fate, it wasn't to be, but so to make it up to them I'm not going to eat Danish Bacon, Danish Bread, Danish Toast,  and as for those poxy Danish Pastries, well they are history.

 

Not one person has let us down, the whole of our sports men and women have done us proud,  the whole lot will win the top prize of sports men & women of the year, and if I were another nation looking on and thinking, mmmm, yep we can do that then let them think again, we are the best, and we will continuo to be the best for years to come.

04/08/2012 16:26
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a really great time  by the  gb rowing team  you worked hard and desrved  your glory
04/08/2012 17:52
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Just want to say to ALL competitors, medal winners or not. u are truly amazing. If we all just stopped and tried to take in the effort and sacrifice that these people have gone thru just to get to compete................. immensely proud of you all. All I can say to each and every one of you is .WELL DONE!
04/08/2012 17:26
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Looks like am going to keep my Team GB T shirt after all. Jess is in a commanding position. Can't wait for the 800m. Jess the Best. Go jessie go jessie.

04/08/2012 17:18
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WoW, those girls and boys in those little banana shutes rowing their hearts out. I don't think i've ever cried so much. Well done...................nah............not enough..................the greatest rowing r'gatta ever........ever. I LOVE TEAM GB.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
04/08/2012 16:41
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agree with you roving rabbi and love u're sense of humour
04/08/2012 18:42
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Why are there so many lonely-hearts postings on these pages? I am also single but I don't let it bother me. I compensate my lack of a lovelife by being antisocial and upsetting my neighbours.
04/08/2012 17:11
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Can't wait for Andy's match. The man certainly knows how to hit those balls. Go get Roger's.
04/08/2012 17:09
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What a match. SW simply blew away MS. The grunt queen didn't get the chance to find her voice much less her game. Relieved really. Grunting should be banned till the end of any match.......when you can grunt scream jump and dance to your heart's content. Well Done Serena, you are a worthy winner. Simply the best today.  
04/08/2012 17:31
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There is too much swimming, too much rowing and too much cycling. BOOOOOORRRRRIIIIINNNG!
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Double gold and silver for GB rowersGreat Britain celebrated two more Olympic gold medals and a silver at Eton Dorney on an historic - and dramatic - Super Saturday for British rowing.pa.press.net2012-08-04T17:13:052012-08-04T17:13:05Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldGreat Britain celebrated two more Olympic gold medals and a silver at Eton Dorney on an historic - and dramatic - Super Saturday for British rowing.Andrew Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Tom James and Alex Gregory beat arch-rivals Australia in sensational fashion to win Britain's fourth consecutive Olympic title in the coxless fours.In the very next race, Sophie Hosking and Katherine Copeland produced a stunning performance to win gold in the lightweight women's double scull.Britain extended their dynasty in the men's four in stunning fashion, leading Australia from the start before powering to victory in six minutes, 03.97 seconds.Hodge, James and Reed are all now double Olympic champions, having been part of the victorious crew in Beijing. Olympic debutant Gregory adds an Olympic gold medal to the world championship title he won as part of a different men's four crew last year.No-one could live with Copeland and Hosking during the Games as they accelerated clear of the field to win an historic gold medal for Britain.Then the drama moved up a gear. Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter, the lightweight men's double scull champions in 2008, were less than a hundred yards into the race when a seat broke.The rest of the boats stopped and after Purchase used a screwdriver to mend the seat, the race re-started.It looked like the duo were remarkably going to hang on for gold only to be pipped in the final few yards by Denmark.Britain's haul of four gold medals, two silvers and three bronze confirms London 2012 as their most successful Olympic regatta ever, surpassing the eight medals, including four golds, won at London in 1908.seo_keywordsRowing 2nd Lead Sa12Andrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate goldAndrew Triggs Hodge, Tom James, Pete Reed and Alex Gregory celebrate gold

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