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Glover and Stanning get job done at Lucerne World Cup

July 13, 2014 11:33 am

Helen Glover admitted it was a case of being sensible after she and fellow Olympic champion Heather Stanning contributed one of two golds on finals morning at the Lucerne World Rowing Cup.

Glover and Stanning, who won Britain’s first gold of the London 2012 Olympics in the women’s pair, took the same colour in Lucerne, briefly challenged by New Zealand before pulling away to win.

The men’s four of Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Andrew Triggs Hodge were also victorious while Britain added two silvers and two bronze medals in Switzerland.

The men's pair and the lightweight men's four added silver and bronze respectively in the Olympic classes and as did the coxed and lightweight men's pairs.

Glover revealed that she had been battling a two-week cold ahead of the final World Cup of the season in Lucerne and insisted there was no need to do anything special, just simply win.

"We needed to come here and get the job done rather than lay out everything,” she said. “It feels a bit like an anti-climax, a sensible day at the office rather than anything more exciting.”

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