Friday, August 12, 2016

Congratulations to Heather Stanning & Helen Glover and to the Team GB rowing Men's Four

Congratulations to the Team GB rowers who won two Olympic gold medals within the space of 30 minutes this afternoon putting Britain fourth in the medal table on day seven of Rio 2016.
Heather Stanning and Helen Glover retained their Olympic title from London 2012 in the women's pair final. George Nash, Alex Gregory, Constantine Louloudis and Mohamed Sbihi won the men's four.
Meanwhile defending tennis champion Andy Murray reached the tennis semi-finals after winning a final set tie-break, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads the heptathlon.

Johnson-Thompson cleared 1.98m - a new British high jump record - to top the leaderboard after two events in the heptathlon, with five remaining.

This puts her 22 points ahead of fellow Briton and defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill who is currently in third place and who won the first event of the two-day competition, the 100m hurdles.

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