Search

London 2012: Melanie Wilson crashes to last place finish in quadruple sculls

12:53 01 August 2012

London

London's Melanie Wilson is in the GB rowing squad

Archant

Olympic rowing: 1. Ukraine 2. Germany 3. USA 4. Australia 5.China 6. Great Britain

Londoner Melanie Wilson suffered disappointment in the women’s quadruple sculls final as Great Britain struggled to a sixth place finish at Eton Dorney.

The British quad needed to get off to a flying start to stand any chance of keeping pace with a high quality field.

But a sluggish opening left Wilson and teammates Debbie Flood, Frances Houghton and Beth Rodford with a mountain climb.

As the unstoppable Ukranian crew powered to gold, Great Britain were left a long way back in last place, unable to even challenge China for fifth place.

It was a huge disappointment for the British crew, whose superb sprint in the final 500metres of the repechage provided a glimpse of their potential ahead of the final.

Silver and bronze were claimed by Germany and USA, as Great Britain were left to reflect on an opportunity missed.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest News

Fri, 17:49
Kaddy Lee-Preston with her recent arrival, six day old Albany Rainbird Wilkinson (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

BBC South East Today weather presenter reveals her perfect gift

Fri, 11:14
Fish stocks to be monitored

Bid to track the health of county’s fish stock and our rivers

Fri, 08:41
Harry Reid with EllenorLions Hospices staff Maria Marshall and Tricia Plumb

He said it was an ‘absolute pleasure’ to visit.

Thu, 16:09

Unless it’s urgent stay away say health chiefs

Thu, 10:17
Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell ‘delighted’ to help families

Wed, 16:33
Stairway and lights in twilight.

New technology will save £5 million a year, it says

Most read

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today E-edition