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Rowers tweet of excitement ahead of Team GB announcement

Suspense builds for GB rowers

Britain's top rowers will be finding out shortly whether they've made the grade for London 2012.

The British Olympic Association is holding a press conference at 2pm, at which it will reveal which athletes have been chosen for Team GB.

Mark Hunter, shown below, is one of those hoping to be named for the squad.

He won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the lightweight men's double scull with his partner Zac Purchase.

Mark Hunter is a reigning Olympic champion. Credit: London Tonight.

Medals for London rowers

Londoners were among the medal-winners for the GB Rowing Team at the first World Cup of 2012.

All 12 GB Rowing Team crews that started Sunday's finals at the world cup in Belgrade finished their journey on the podium as Britain won four golds, six silver and two bronze medals.

Wimbledon's Sophie Hosking and her new partner Kat Copeland won silver in the women's equivalent, Mel Wilson from Imperial College Boat Club won bronze in the revamped women's quadruple scull.

The women's eight was coxed by Caroline O'Connor from Ealing.


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