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London Olympian Louloudis targeting third Boat Race win

March 11, 2014 19:10 pm

London 2012 bronze medallist Constantine Louloudis insists he is eyeing up a hat-trick of victories at the 160th Boat Race as he bids to help Oxford defend their crown against rivals Cambridge.

Louloudis, who helped Team GB win a bronze medal in the men’s eight at the London 2012 Olympics, has rowed Oxford to two wins so far in the Boat Race, adding last year’s crown to the one he claimed in 2011.

And the 22-year-old stroke is one of three Olympians that will fill the Dark Blue boat as he is joined by New Zealander Storm Uru, who won lightweight double sculls bronze at London 2012, and Canadian Malcolm Howard – who claimed men’s eight gold at the Beijing 2008 Games before settling for silver four years later.

Defending champions Oxford unveiled a lighter crew than Cambridge’s – conceding more than 2kg a man to their Light Blue opponents – but Louloudis is not concerned.

"I'd love to get a third win, that'd be awesome," he said.

"We've got lots of guys in the boat who have done the job before but we can't rest on our laurels. Last year's race was really tough.

"You've got to shift your weight and I'm pretty confident we've got enough power in the boat to do the job."

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