Fifth place for Douglas and Bennett in womens eight

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Posted: October 2, 2017

Scotland’s Katherine Douglas and Karen Bennett were part of Great Britain’s women’s eight (W8+) that ended their World Championships with fifth place in their final.
 
The crew of Anastasia Chitty, Rebecca Chin, Fiona Gammond, Douglas, Josephine Wratten, Holly Norton, Bennett, Rebecca Shorten and cox Matilda Horn sat in third at the halfway mark before finishing in the mix, just under a length behind Romania, Canada and New Zealand who claimed the medals.
 
In the day’s B finals, there were wins for the men’s eight after Scotland’s Cameron Buchan came in as a late replacement for the unwell Ollie Cook (joining fellow Scots Callum McBrierty and Alan Sinclair) and for the men’s double, with Graeme Thomas partnering Scotland’s Angus Groom to help the boat to seventh overall.
 
In total, 15 British boats qualified for A finals in Florida with three further crews – the women’s four (W4-), the men’s eight (M8+) and the men’s double (M2x) – winning their respective B finals, placing them seventh overall.
 
GB Medals at the 2017 World Rowing Championships
 
Gold
Para-Rowing Mixed Coxed Four (PR3 Mix4-): Oliver Stanhope, Grace Clough, Giedre Rakauskaite, James Fox, Anna Corderoy (cox). Coach: Nick Baker
 
Silver
Men’s Lightweight Quad Sculls (LW4x): Gavin Horsburgh, Peter Chambers, Ed Fisher, Zak Lee-Green. Coach: Dan Moore
 
Men’s Quadruple Sculls (M4x): Jack Beaumont, Jonny Walton, John Collins, Graeme Thomas. Coach: Paul Stannard
 
Women’s Single Scull (W1x): Vicky Thornley. Coach: Paul Reedy
 
Bronze
Men’s Four (M4-): Matt Rossiter, Moe Sbihi, Mat Tarrant, Will Satch. Coach: Jurgen Grobler
 
Women’s Quadruple Sculls (W4x): Beth Bryan, Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne, Holly Nixon, Jess Leyden. Coaches: Paul Thompson/James Harris
 
Men’s Single Sculls (M1x): Tom Barras. Coach: Paul Stannard
 
RESULTS
Men’s Double Scull, B final
1. Great Britain (Angus Groom, Graeme Thomas), 06:21.04
2. Switzerland, 06:21.34
3. USA, 06:26.37
 
Men’s Eight, B final
1. Great Britain (Jacob Dawson, Callum McBrierty, Adam Neill, Tom Ransley, Alan Sinclair, Cameron Buchan, James Rudkin, Lance Tredell, Henry Fieldman (cox)), 05:39.77
2. Australia, 05:41.23
3. Ukraine, 05:41.60
 
Para-Rowing Men’s Single Scull, A final
1. Australia, 09:39.48
2. Ukraine, 09:47.89
3. Russia, 09:52.25
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4. Great Britain (Andy Houghton), 10:02.21
 
Women’s Single Scull, A final
1. Switzerland, 07:22.58
2. Great Britain (Vicky Thornley), 07:24.50
3. Austria, 07:26.56
 
Men’s Single Scull, A final
1. Czech Republic, 06:40.64
2. Cuba, 06:43.49
3. Great Britain (Tom Barras), 06:45.14
 
Women’s Eight, A final
1. Romania, 6:06.40
2. Canada, 6:07.09
3. New Zealand, 6:07.27
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5. Great Britain (Anastasia Chitty, Rebecca Chin, Fiona Gammond, Katherine Douglas, Josephine Wratten, Holly Norton, Karen Bennett, Rebecca Shorten, Matilda Horn (cox)), 6:09.96
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