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Molesey's Triggs Hodge is through to the men's four final

Andrew Triggs Hodge (left) with the rest of the men's four. Credit: PA, Stephen Pond.

Great Britain stormed through to the final of the men's four rowing contest with a thrilling victory over arch rivals Australia in today's semi-final.

The team - which includes Andrew Triggs Hodge, who trains at the Molesey Boat Club in Surrey - hit back from a length down to row through the Australians with a massive push in the last 500 metres and complete a confidence-boosting victory.

If they win again on Saturday, it will extend Great Britain's golden dynasty in the men's four to 16 years, after Olympic triumphs in Sydney, Athens and Beijing.

After winning the Munich World Cup regatta in June, the Australian team had claimed that their tactic of leading from the front had "scared the hell" out of Britain. But today's performance from the British crew will have gone a long way to de-bunk that.

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