mailfileT eam GB's day of glory #7.20am - Katherine Grainger and Cath Bishop win silver in the coxless
There were successes also for the coxless
four of Toby Garbett, Steve Williams, Ed Coode and Ric Dunn and the women's pair Cath Bishop and Katherine Grainger.
Neil and his sister Laura then joined forces with Tom Reevell and Tees junior captain Suzie Francis to win the mixed coxless
quad combination in their final against Talkin Tarn.
T eam GB's day of glory #7.19am - Katherine Grainger and Cath Bishop win silver in the women's coxless
Rowing at 50 strokes a minute the pair - famed for their coxless
fours exploits alongside Sir Steve Redgrave - established a clear lead early on and never looked like being caught by the international field.
four team-mate Matthew Pinsent had the honour of being flag bearer for the opening ceremony here in Sydney.
20.5-22 GB coxless
four; 16-17.5 Denise Lewis; 15.5-17 Jonathan Edwards; 9.5-11 GB's four relay teams; 6.5-8 Colin Jackson;
Durham ARC performed well in the sculling events with wins for the senior men's squad in the open coxless
quads for Reece Stockport, Can Evirgen, Mert Evirgen and Will Hamlyn in band one and for David Rutter, Nicholas Baird, Nick Spong and Brad Knights in band two.
They then transferred to the coxless
fours alongside James Cracknell and Tim Foster and won three successive world titles and Olympic gold in Sydney.
The Tees veterans B coxless
quad scullers of Jonny Cooper, Paul Buckworth, David Cooper and Hugh Pelham dominated proceedings over the multi-lane purpose-built 1000m Holme Pierrepoint Regatta course.
Now three years into retirement following that titanic coxless
fours win in Sydney there is no way the he will compete in Athens.
Matthew Pinsent was forced to take drastic action to secure the World Cup title with fellow Olympic gold-medallist James Cracknell in the coxless
pairs in Vienna yesterday.