ROWING: Reed helps GB to world glory
PETE Reed helped Great Britain win a first-ever men’s eight gold medal at the World Championships in South Korea.
Having already secured one gold and three bronze medals during the Chengdu regatta, the eights crew finished ahead of Germany and the United States.
The crew was made up of former Cirencester Deer Park School pupil Reed, Daniel Ritchie, Tom Ransley, Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Mohamed Sbihi, Andrew Triggs Hodge, George Nash, William Satch and cox Phelan Hill.
GB dictated the pace of the 2000m race and led at all checkpoints, although Germany closed to within five-tenths of a second of the leaders at the finish.
“I am very proud of our rowers,” performance director Sir David Tanner told britishrowing.org.
“The men's eight gold was the perfect conclusion to the first championships of the Rio Olympiad.
“It has been an exciting project, with its challenges for our top guns and this came together in the last six weeks under Jurgen Grobler's excellent coaching.”
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