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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More junior triumphs came in the Junior 14 Girls Double Scull where Rebecca Plank and Rachael Gravelling paired up to beat some tough competition and Ardal McKenzie and Robbie Waddell won comfortably in the Junior 16 Double Scull.
This added to Cathy and Annie's earlier win in their Double Scull.
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.
Another impressive win was the Intermediate Double Scull for Ardal McKenzie and Robbie Waddell - a superb effort from the junior under 16 boys against much older men in this event.
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.
The 40-year-old, who at London 2012 claimed a first Olympic gold at the fourth attempt after silvers in three prior Games, was seeking selection in the women's double scull with Vicky Thornley - but the names to compete in the boat are still to be confirmed.
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.