Four Golds for GB at European Championships
In the opening race of the day, GB's Sam Scrimgeour and Joel Cassells were emphatic winners of lightweight men's pair gold, in one of the sport's International Class events. They got out to an early lead and went on to seal victory with style. The victory meant a European title to add to Scrimgeour's 2015 World gold and a successful title defence for Casseslls.
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the women's pair to defend successfully their European title by some margin while the new-look 2016 men's four of Alex Gregory, Mohamed Sbihi, George Nash and Constantine Louloudis controlled the conditions better than the opposition as well as having the power to take victory by just over a length.
The GB's women's eight (Katie Greves, Zoe De Toledo, Zoe Lee, Karen Bennett, Polly Swann, Frances Houghton, Olivia Carnegie-Brown, Jessica Eddie)added a fabulous gold when they smashed through the Dutch leaders with about 10m to go.