Following the ladies' finals, the men's coxless
fours took centre stage.
The crew of Neil Hunter-Smith, Graham Hollins, Steve Vaslet and Andy Pickering competed in the Wyfold Coxless
Fours, while Hugh Pelham and Paul Buckworth took part in the Double Sculls Challenge Cup.
WORLD BEATERS: Tyne United''s Will Fletcher (far left), Jamie Kirkwood and the rest of the GB coxless
four squad which won gold in Belarus with their medals (left) STRIKING GOLD: British Championship, gold medallists (below) Stuart MCluskey (on left) and Philip Congdon SILVER LINING: Tyne United's Kieren Emery (far left) and crewmate Ben Rowe after their second-place finish in the lightweight men's double scull event in Belarus (left)
fours are particularly strong though and have the quality to produce on the day.
Pelham and Buckworth won the open elite coxless
pairs, while the Cooper brothers won the veteran C double sculls competition.
Pinsent returned to pairs a year later and partnered Cracknell to a unique double by winning the coxed and coxless
gold medals at the 2001 world championships within the space of two hours.
Former rowing partner Matthew Pinsent is going for his fourth Olympic gold in Athens with James Cracknell in the coxless
pairs, but Redgrave reckons his record gold medal haul is safe.
Pinsent leaves for Austria today to race with Cracknell in the coxless
Jason Queally ( Cycling, 1km time trial) Richard Faulds ( Shooting, double trap ) Men's coxless
fours ( Rowing) Men's eight ( Rowing) Jonathan Edwards ( Triple jump ) Denise Lewis ( Heptathlon) Ben Ainslie ( Sailing, laser class) SHIRLEY ROBERTSON ( Sailing, women's Europe class )
Olympic men's coxless
fours - Hills: 11-8 Great Britain, 2 Australia, 7-2 Italy, 6 New Zealand, 14 Norway, USA, 16 France, 33 Germany, 40 Egypt, 50 bar.
I would like to see medals from all the categories - the coxless
four should be looking for gold again, despite the big-name retirements - I think the women's quad could produce a gold medal and the lightweight men as well.
One of the sport's brightest British hopes, he won gold in the coxless
fours in Amsterdam in August in the World Rowing junior championships.