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Helen Glover insists ‘more to come’ after historic appearance in rowing pairs

Double gold-medallist is first mother to row for Team GBBritain’s Seonaid McIntosh departs early in 10m air rifleHelen Glover, the double Olympic rowing champion who came out of retirement last year in a bid to win a third gold medal in what she has de…

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Helen Glover on her Olympic return: ‘It’s like a lockdown project that’s gone too far’

A third successive gold, following three children and over four years of retirement, would be rower’s greatest sporting achievement but a deeper satisfaction is inspiring so many mums“Everyone likes a daydream and something that’s just so ridiculous it…

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Helen Glover: ‘I’ve never demonstrated self-restraint with ice-cream’

The Olympic rower talks about her family’s ice-cream business, eating two breakfasts and barbecuing fish on Cornish beachesMy dad has an ice-cream shop in Newlyn, Cornwall, called Jelbert’s. It’s been in our family for about 100 years. I remember when …

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Helen Glover: ‘I’ve never demonstrated self-restraint with ice-cream’

The Olympic rower talks about her family’s ice-cream business, eating two breakfasts and barbecuing fish on Cornish beachesMy dad has an ice-cream shop in Newlyn, Cornwall, called Jelbert’s. It’s been in our family for about 100 years. I remember when …

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‘They’re not treating us as small men’: Team GB women get the right bras

Female Olympic athletes have been fitted with individually designed sports bras to enhance performanceAs Tokyo hopefuls debate the marginal gains afforded by Vaporfly running shoes, Britain’s sportswomen have been keeping another secret weapon close to…

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‘They’re not treating us as small men’: Team GB women get the right bras

Female Olympic athletes have been fitted with individually designed sports bras to enhance performanceAs Tokyo hopefuls debate the marginal gains afforded by Vaporfly running shoes, Britain’s sportswomen have been keeping another secret weapon close to…

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Cambridge don the medals after double boat race triumph over Oxford

Men’s and women’s races decided by less than a lengthEvent moved from Thames to Great OuseAfter two full years in the making Cambridge were rewarded with a striking double, winning the boat race in hugely competitive men and women’s meetings. Their suc…

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Cambridge v Oxford: Boat Races 2021 – live!

Live report of the big races in CambridgeshireBoat race floats to Great Ouse for unique editionGet in touch! Email Luke or tweet @LukeMcLaughlin 3.12pm BST Cambridge women’s team have won the toss and chosen the ‘railway side’ of the river. Sophie Pain…

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Old friends in opposition for Sunday’s historic Boat Race on the Great Ouse

School friends Katie Anderson and Sarah Portsmouth will put their bond aside for the duration of this year’s unique eventSunday’s men’s and women’s Boat Race will be a special event by any measure in the grand rivalry’s history. Its relocation from the…

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Boat Race 2021 floats to Great Ouse for unique, unpredictable edition

Since 1845 the Boat Race has been staged between Putney and Mortlake but this year finds itself in rural Cambridgeshire It is the most traditional, idiosyncratic and curiously popular event in the British sporting calendar. But this year the Boat Race,…

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‘I ate 40kg of chocolate’: Yorkshire teacher, 21, on rowing solo across the Atlantic

Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to make the 3,000-mile journey alone, relished the freedom of doing it all by herselfIt was always during the night when things went wrong for Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Oce…

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‘I ate 40kg of chocolate’: Yorkshire teacher, 21, on rowing solo across the Atlantic

Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to make the 3,000-mile journey alone, relished the freedom of doing it all by herselfIt was always during the night when things went wrong for Jasmine Harrison, the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Oce…

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Helen Glover out to make more history after relaunching Olympic odyssey

Glover aims to be first mother in GB rowing team‘It was not expected – I still tell myself it’s not happening’Nine years after making history by becoming Great Britain’s first gold medallist of London 2012 alongside Heather Stanning, Helen Glover has d…

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Helen Glover out to make more history after relaunching Olympic odyssey

Glover aims to be first mother in GB rowing team‘It was not expected – I still tell myself it’s not happening’Nine years after making history by becoming Great Britain’s first gold medallist of London 2012 alongside Heather Stanning, Helen Glover has d…

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America’s first all-black rowing team find their message is more relevant than ever

A Most Beautiful Thing chronicles the tale of a unique group of athletes from Chicago’s West Side, and how their lives changed over 20 yearsThe plan first called for a 17 March public debut in Austin, Texas, of A Most Beautiful Thing, a documentary abo…

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All-time great coach Jürgen Grobler steps down from British Rowing

German coached 20 Olympic champions to 33 gold medalsIOC president: coach example to all in Olympic movementBritish Rowing’s chief coach Jürgen Grobler has stepped down from the role after 28 years, the governing body announced on Friday. The 74-year-o…

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Sally Lawrence obituary

My friend Sally Lawrence, who has died aged 60 of cancer, was a chartered accountant whose passion was rowing. She was the heart and soul of Lea Rowing Club in east London, where I am a member. Sally was born and grew up in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, dau…

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Paralympic rowing star Angela Madsen dies during solo crossing of Pacific

60-year-old was crossing from California to HawaiiMadsen was also a campaigner for disability and LBGT rightsAngela Madsen, whose remarkable life took in a spell in the Marines, a string of gold medals and record setting rowing journeys, has died while…

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Steve Redgrave: ‘I’m proud of my daughter on the NHS frontline’

The five-times Olympic champion is now in charge of China’s rowers but his main concern during Covid-19 crisis is not more medals“My eldest daughter is a plastic surgeon but she’s been drawn back into hospital medicine because there’s no surgery going …

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Ann Sayer obituary

One of Britain’s finest long-distance walkers who was also a GB rowing internationalWhen Ann Sayer, who has died aged 83, tried to enter her first long-distance race walk in 1974 she was told by the male organisers that they could not stop her using th…