Regatta Online - World Cup
June 21st 1998
World Cup, second round: Saturday June 20th
Five medals out of six finals as Blackie and Bishop score again.
Summary: One gold, two silvers, two bronzes and a haul of non-World Cup medals.
WORLD CUP FINALS
Six British crews in finals gave a total of five medals in the second round of the World Cup as Dot Blackie and Cath Bishop took the women's coxless pairs gold, while Miriam Batten and Gillian Lindsay won silver in the women's doubles, and the British men's eight pressed Romania hard and also finished second, by a length. The women's lightweight double of Tracy Langlands and Jane Hall were squeezed into third in a tough field, and the women's eight battled with Australia for second and third places and eventually took bronze. The women's quad was pushed into fifth place, picking up three points.
In the B-finals, Guin Batten led her final to take seventh place overall and a single point, while Kath Grainger came in two places behind her. Greg Searle in the men's single sculls was eighth, but beat US rival and world champion Jamie Koven by 0.4 seconds. The A final men's singles was won by Olympic champion and comeback king Xeno Mueller, after two years off to get married and start a family. Male and Beechey in the GB men's lightweight double were seventh, the men's heavyweight double and lightweight coxless four tenth, and the men's quad eighth.
NON WORLD CUP EVENTS
Several of these were straight finals, and amongst others the reshuffled GB men's lightweight eight won gold, together with the Leander coxed four, the women's lightweight quad, and a surprise result for the women's second coxless four over their first crew.
Full World Cup results here on the FISA site, which will also carry non-World Cup events from Monday evening.
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