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Rowing: Silver for Britain’s mixed adaptive coxed four

November 4, 2010

Paralympic champion, Tom Aggar, proved why he remains the best in the world when he took gold in the Paralympic-class single scull at the World Champions in New Zealand.  This adds to his already bulging collection that includes an Olympic gold and two World Championship gold medals.  This wasn’t the end of his campaign, however, taking silver in the mixed adaptive coxed four.

Aggar was joined by Kate Jones, Ryan Chamberlain, James Roe and Kelsie Gibson and cox, Rhiannon Jones.  They narrowly led the race until the last 100m when the Canadians dug deep to overtake and hold on to cross the line with a winning time of 3:36:53.  Germany, last years’ World Champions, were third.

Gibson took to the sport as part of a British Paralympic Association and GB Rowing Team talent identification development scheme while Kate Jones was identified through the UK Sport ‘Talent 2012’ Paralympic Potential Programme in January this year.  Rhiannon Jones is no stranger to success having coxed the mixed adaptive four to a gold medal at this year’s World Cup and at last year’s World Championships in Poznan.

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Related stories:

Rowing: Women’s double scull book themselves a place in the final at World Champs

Rowing: Women’s eight make it to the final in New Zealand

Rowing: GB crews on form as racing gets underway in NZ

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Speaking after the race, Rhiannon Jones commented, “We never led by more than a couple of feet and I couldn’t say we were comfortable at any point.” Kate Jones echoed her point admitting, “I wasn’t sure where we had finished as we crossethe line.  They were better than us on the day and it was a good race.”

Alongside the success, however, there was disappointment for reigning Paralympic champion, Helene Raynsford, who withdrew from racing in the final under instruction from the GB Rowing Team doctor after developing a respiratory dysfunction.

Kirsty Page, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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