Sunday, June 14, 2009

Adaptive rowers to race in Munich

Great Britain's adaptive rowers are looking forward to facing tougher opposition at their first World Cup event of the year in Munich.

The squad won eight medals - including four golds - at Varese regatta in May.

"We're looking forward to testing ourselves against a slightly more varied field," said coach Tom Dyson.

New faces Dave Smith and James Roe join Paralympic bronze medallists Vicki Hansford and Naomi Riches and new cox Rhiannon Henry in the four.

And Samantha Scowen will race with James Roberts in the double scull.

Paralympic champion Tom Aggar and Andy Houghton will race in the single scull, while another Beijing gold medallist, Helene Raynsford, faces a small field in the women's event.

The disability events are integrated with races for able-bodied competitors in Munich, as they will be at the World Championships in Poznan, Poland in August.

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