double scull


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double scull

n
(Rowing) rowing a racing shell in which two scullers sit one behind the other and pull two oars each. Compare pair-oar
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Chester-le-Street's Will Fletcher teamed up with Richard Chambers in the men's lightweight double scull and finished their heat second to advance to the semi-finals.
Neither have had the best preparation for Rio, after they initially tried and failed to make the women's eight crew, before they were reassigned to the double scull, in which they finished sixth at last year's World Championships.
The wording of yesterday's announcement leaves the door ajar for the pair to come back into the team when it stated the final selection of a women's double scull crew is to be made "in due course".
Then it was the turn of the women's double scull, an event that had been dominated by Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins.
Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase will defend their Olympic title in the lightweight men's double scull.
Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase won gold in the lightweight men's double scull and Matt Wells and Steve Rowbotham took silver in the men's open double scull.
In his first year with the California Rowing Club, Hovey won the 2007 Canadian Henley men's double scull event with fellow California Rowing Club oarsman, Mike Holbrook.
Teessider Copeland, who won the women's double scull with Sophie Hosking four years ago, will seek to defend her title in Brazil with Charlotte Taylor.
He insisted their selection in the double scull would be a formality.
The wording of yesterday's announcement leaves the door ajar for the pair to come back into the team when it was stated that the final selection of a women's double scull crew is to be made "in due course" Among the five selected Scots, Heather Stanning, Lossiemouth's Olympic champion, will continue her unbeaten pairs partnership with fellow Olympic, world and European champion Helen Glover.
Kat Copeland of Ingleby Barwick made history at London 2012 when she claimed lightweight women's double scull gold with Sophie Hosking, the look of joyous disbelief on her face being one of the defining images of the Games.
European silver medallists Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher added bronze in the lightweight men's double and a dramatic last 100m charge brought bronze to Olympic champion Grainger and Thornley in the open women's double scull.