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Stanning makes winning return on the water

The pair last rowed together at London 2012 where they won gold Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made a winning return to rowing as they took gold in the women's pair at the World Cup Regatta in France.

It was the first time Stanning who's from Yeovil had teamed up with her partner since winning gold at the London Olympics in 2012.



UWE students refuse to quit Atlantic rowing challenge

UWE students refuse to quit Atlantic rowing challenge Credit: Promotional Video

Two university students from UWE in Bristol are refusing to quit in their attempt to row across the Atlantic, despite becoming stranded at sea.

Lauren Morton and Hannah Lawton are taking part in the Atlantic Challenge, raising money in memory of a friend who died from cervical cancer.

But the pair have suffered so many problems, they remain more than a thousand miles from the finish line while all the other competitors have finished.

Stranded rower's father: "It's been a tough 69 days"

The father of 24-year-old rower Lauren Morton has spoken of his concern for his daughter and her partner Hannah, after they became stranded at sea.

Wayne Moreton says the Bristol students faced numerous problems during the race but are determined to finish, as they're competing in memory of their friend who died of cervical cancer.

He spoke to Duncan Wood and Christine Talbot on ITV News Calendar:

Bristol students stranded in Atlantic during race

Bristol University students Lauren Morton and Hannah Lawton are waiting for help mid-Atlantic after their rudder broke.

They're taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Rowing Race, which is considered one of the most perilous rowing challenges in the world.

A man from Bridlington won the race in January, as Duncan Wood explains:

Zac Purchase announces retirement

Zac Purchase, Olympic gold medallist Credit: Barry Coombs/PA Wire

British Olympic gold medal winner Zac Purchase has announced his retirement from rowing, following a lengthy break from the sport.

The 27 year-old from Gloucestershire followed his gold at Beijing in 2008 with a silver at the London Games in the lightweight double scull alongside Mark Hunter. He says it's the right time to step away and explore other opportunities.

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