Gold medallist backs Taunton's water sports centre

Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell rowed down the River Tone through the centre of Taunton today to support a planned water sports centre for the town.

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James Cracknell backing new Taunton watersports base

James Cracknell. Credit: PA

Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell will be in Taunton today to give his backing to plans for a new water sports centre on the River Tone.

Coasting £600,000, the proposed development would allow athletes to train in rowing boats, kayaks and canoes.

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