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Glover and Swann unstoppable at rowing World Cup

July 14, 2013 12:21 pm

Helen Glover's new combination with Polly Swann is proving every bit as unstoppable as her double act with Heather Stanning.

Stanning is taking time out from rowing to return to her day job with the Army but Swann has proved a more than able replacement for the Olympic champion in the women's pair.

Glover and Swann followed up on their win at Eton Dorney to claim another gold at the rowing World Cup in Lucerne, meaning they travel to next month's World Championships in Korea as red-hot favourites.

Despite strong opposition from New Zealand and the USA, the pair brought up a hat-trick of titles this season with a start to finish victory.

"When I looked at 2013 I thought I wouldn't win a gold. Every race we have entered we have gone with a 'must learn' rather than 'must win' attitude," said Glover.

Elsewhere, Mark Aldred and Sam Scrimgeour claimed lightweight pair gold, Kathryn Twyman and Imogen Walsh just missed out on a medal in the lightweight double sculls final while the British lightweight men's four placed fifth.

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