Fan Comment of the Day
An unidentified man wearing a US collegiate blazer was asked "Did you row there?" His reply: "No, I never rowed. I drank beer."
Holland vs. Holland
The final of the - Nereus vs. Proteus. Sounds like an ancient mythological feud.
Bishop Takes Out Buoys, Still Takes Medal
Cindy Bishop won the women's single today over RAH Geyser of South Africa; Cindy has been silent and stealthy all week, and it paid off, but not before a near-disaster in the final. From the race report:
"Bishop hit the buoys halfway up the island, but was unruffled by Geyser's consequent small lead. She had recovered by the Barrier and pulled strongly away to establish a dominant lead that Geyser was unable to challenge."
The verdict: Bishop, Easily. Even the announcer seemed surprised; during the race, the radios of the Stewards were buzzing with inquiries as to "the Christian name of Ms. Bishop." Who provided the info? Who else…
St. Paul's Wins "a Most Exciting Race"
PE Race Description: "A most exciting race. St. Paul's took a slight lead off a very fast start by both crews. There was nothing between them till the ¾ mile mark where St. Paul's mounted a powerful challenge to which Abingdon had no response. From the mile in St. Paul's developed a commanding lead."
Tigers and Crimson Fall
The Princeton crew met their match today in a Thames/UL combo boat made up of the British Under 23 and non-Olympic Worlds fours. Princeton gave it a go, racing even and slightly behind the composite crew until approaching the Fawley, when the stream switched in favor of the British crew. The assistance let the British crew slip away, and Princeton couldn't recover from the damage.
Meanwhile, both Harvard crews lost today; the varsity by a mere 2/3 length to the Dutch Olympic eight in a great race in the Grand, and the Harvard 2V to Leander by ¾ of a length in the Ladies. The margin in this one was a little closer than the racing showed; Leander led by almost two lengths at one point.
The race description for the Steward's coxless four - Leander and IC are the Pinsent/Cracknell crew: "Leander and IC took immediate control of this race, their excellent technique and immaculate steering helped; and yet they were, anyway, the stronger and better crew."
Good thing for knee pads…
This Concludes Our Coverage…
The press tent is closing; the Sunday afternoon photos will have to wait until I return to the States. Thanks for watching.
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