Campbell Makes the Most of his Second Chance at World Rowing Championships
Great Britain's single sculling star Alan Campbell showed that he was back to full health by winning his repechage in the men's single. Campbell did this in dominating style by leading from the start and leaving no doubt to his boat speed.
Current world champions New Zealand's Nicky Coles and Juliette Haigh also advance after winning their repechage in the women's pair. Coles and Haigh have been out of the medals so far this season putting in doubt their chance of defending their world champion title. But their win today means that they are guaranteed a spot in Saturday's final.
Rowers from this year's famous British Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race featured prominently today. In the men's single Oxford University student Jamie Schroeder, rowing for the United States, managed to advance through to the next round in a very tight race against Lithuania. Also a student at Oxford, Canada's Barney Williams stroked his men's four through to a win in the repechage. The Canadian four will now advance to the semi-final.
Rowing for Great Britain in the men's pair Colin Smith and Tom James come from rival rowing universities. Smith is from Oxford and James is from Cambridge. Uniting this season after their studies had finished has proven to be fortuitous as they comfortably won their repechage in the pair to move on to the semi-final.
Racing continues on Wednesday with the second round of repechages.
Go to http://www.worldrowing.com/ a full report of today's racing which concluded the first round of this regatta. Racing continues tomorrow with second chance repechages.
The 2006 World Rowing Championships started on Sunday 20 August on Dorney Lake in Eton, Great Britain with 59 countries participating. Racing continues through until Sunday 27 August with all A Finals taking place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August.
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