Swimmer charged over Boat Race

The swimmer who forced the 158th boat race to be restarted has been charged with a public order offence. Oxford, who were leading before the interruption, went on to lose an oar and ultimately the race.

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Oxford rower Alex Woods 'set to make full recovery'

Boat Race organisers Boat Race Company Limited have released an updated statement:

First and foremost, we are delighted that the Oxford Bowman Alex Woods is in a stable condition and looks set to make a full recovery.

It is very sad that the 158th Boat Race, which was heading towards a thrilling finale, was disrupted by a member of the public in a manner that risked serious injury to himself and the competing crews.

These incidents are planned for and we would like to congratulate both crews and The Race Umpire for their speed and professionalism in unfortunate circumstances as a result of which the protestor suffered no injuries.

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