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British Olympic Association names London rowers to represent Team GB

With just 51 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the British Olympic Association has announced that 19 London rowers have been selected to form part of the squad which will represent Team GB at the Games.

George Nash, Molesey BC

Tom James, Molesey BC

Andrew Triggs Hodge, Molesey BC

James Foad, Molesey BC

Mohamed Sbihi, Molesey BC

Greg Searle, Molesey BC

Phelan Hill, Cox

Bill Lucas, London RC

Sam Townsend, Reading University BC

Charles Cousins, Reading University BC

Tom Solesbury, Petts Wood

Jo Cook, Sunbury-on-Thames

Jessica Eddie, University of London BC

Louisa Reeve, London

Melanie WIlson, London

Rob Williams, London RC

Mark Hunter, Romford

Zac Purchase, Marlow RC

Sophie Hosking, London RC


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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