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Rower Lawrie amazed at Youth Olympic Games call up

Rower Chris Lawrie admits he has to pinch himself in amazement when he thinks about representing Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.<...>

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Illness forces Houghton out of World Rowing Championships

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Frances Houghton will be absent from this month’s World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam after failing to ove...

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Stanning delighted with Rowing World Championships call up

Heather Stanning expressed her delight after being named in Great Britain’s 66-strong team heading to next month’s Rowing World Championships in...

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Countdown to Rio: Summer sports week in review

Olympic canoe sprint champion Ed McKeever rebounded from his recent illness to claim silver at the European Championships.

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Copeland and Walsh defend World Cup title in Lucerne

Kat Copeland and Imogen Walsh insist they are happy to be put under pressure after claiming lightweight women’s double scull gold at the World R...

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Biography

Acer Nethercott was selected as cox of the men's eight for the Beijing 2008Olympic Games and won a silver medal. Nethercott has coxed the Great Britain eight for the past three seasons, and won bronze at the 2007 World Rowing Championships in Munich. In the 2008 World Cup series, he coxed the eight to second and third place. Originally, from Harlow in Essex, Nethercott went to school at Mark Hall Comprehensive and then Broxbourne School. He joined Oxford University Boat Club after starting at Oxford and was the Oxford women's Blue Boat cox in 2000 before coxing Isis in 2002 and then moving up to the winning Blue Boat in 2003. He went on to cox the Blue Boat in 2004 and again in 2005 when Oxford avenged their previous year's defeat to Cambridge. Nethercott gained his B.Phil in 2003 and his D.Phil in Philosophy last year when he spent some time studying at the Sorbonne in Paris.