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    Rowing thread

    Some good stuff so far at Eton Dorney.

    NZ's going brilliantly. Bond & Murray smashed the world record by six seconds in their heat. Epic. Gutted I missed that race - I was watching swimming at the time and didn't realise their race was up. But they were favourites for gold before the race; must be even more so now.

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    Seems like it's been a good morning for the Australian crews as well, most from what I've noticed have managed to automatically qualify for their Semis/Final. Have no idea if any are favourites in their respective events though
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Some good stuff so far at Eton Dorney.

    NZ's going brilliantly. Bond & Murray smashed the world record by six seconds in their heat. Epic. Gutted I missed that race - I was watching swimming at the time and didn't realise their race was up. But they were favourites for gold before the race; must be even more so now.
    Must be close to the warmest favs at the whole games? Reed & Triggs-Hodge effectively gave up hope of beating them and have joined the coxless four.
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    Nice to see the NZ women's quad win the B final after the really disappointing broken-oar incident a couple of days back. This race doesn't mean anything, but it was good to see them give it their all - they could easily have just gone, 'Nah, cbf.'

    Medallists in Rio, IMO.


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    Best of luck to Kim Crow, she's an absolute star; great athlete, super person and a very switched on individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Nice to see the NZ women's quad win the B final after the really disappointing broken-oar incident a couple of days back. This race doesn't mean anything, but it was good to see them give it their all - they could easily have just gone, 'Nah, cbf.'

    Medallists in Rio, IMO.
    Are the finals on today? I have the archery on.
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    Come on GB, first gold hopefully coming today. Glover and Stanning to win I reckon and the 8's might sneak a medal too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    Are the finals on today? I have the archery on.
    Womens pair in just over an hour, womens quadruple sculls and Mens Eight today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Glover and Stanning to win I reckon
    I'll be hoping not - Juliette's a family friend, so I'd really love to see her win gold for NZ today. Although any medal would be pretty cool, so I might settle for silver at a stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I'll be hoping not - Juliette's a family friend, so I'd really love to see her win gold for NZ today. Although any medal would be pretty cool, so I might settle for silver at a stretch.
    Redgrave seems to think they are our best bet of the week so if he is saying that then we must have a good chance as he reckons we will win at least 3 golds. He is normally playing down our chances so to hear him be bullish makes you confident.

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    They have been awesome this year. The NZ pair beat them at last year's world champs, but it sounds like the GB pair have improved a lot since.

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    Wow.

    That NZ pair in the coxless pair look amazing. Brilliant performance in the semi, look certainties to win the gold.

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    Bond and Murray annihilating their semi-final opposition. Whoa.

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    Bond and Murray




    There is NO WAY this could end in disappointment

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