Copeland and Walsh defend World Cup title in Lucerne

13 July 2014 / 15:32

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 Rowing Cup finals in Lucerne.

With Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning having already won women’s pair gold in the morning, and the men’s four following suit, the onus was on Copeland and Walsh to pick up where they left off in France three weeks ago.

And they did exactly that, with the help of the men’s quadruple scull of Graeme Thomas, Sam Townsend, Charles Cousins and Peter Lambert, bringing Great Britain’s gold-medal tally to four with victory in Lucerne.

And the pair admit they are happy to be the ones to beat, revealing it strives them on to bigger and better things.

"I am really happy with the race because I think we had more pressure on us than in France and we still did well despite that pressure", said Copeland.

And Walsh added: "It's a nice pressure to be under when people expect you to do well. I feel that as a crew we have a lot now to build on".

The other medals of the afternoon session for Great Britain came in the form of bronzes for the women's and men's eights.

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