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Rosa wins a world gold medal

Rosa Atkinson was selected to row at bow in the GB eight at the World Championships at Racice in the Czech Republic.

Great Britain made a strong start to the women's eight final.

The crew of Rosa Atkinson, Beth Astell, Camilla Hadland, Yasmin Tredell, Georgia Howard-Merrill, Ruth Whyman, Philippa Neill, Fiona Gammond and cox Lily van den Broecke reached the 500m mark in 1:31.87 with Romania, the USA and Germany all in the chasing pack.

At the halfway mark the GB Rowing Team combination were still in the lead with the USA challenging quite strongly.

With just a quarter of the race remaining GB had built a strong lead and proved untouchable as the crews raced for the line to win in 6:24.97. The USA were second and Germany third.


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