Bill Mason, the college waterman on secondment to the British Women's Olympic rowing team, was in charge of the women's team and coach of the heavyweight eight and the lightweight pair. The pair, both members of Bill's victorious crews in the past, secured a silver medal. The eight were unlucky not to make the final and will now have to battle hard to secure a place in the Olympics at Atlanta.
Steve Ellis, the acting manager of the boathouse and an alumnus, was selected after intense competition for the Great Britain lightweight coxless four, a new Olympic class. Although the crew finished fifth, a place for Great Britain is secured in this event, but not for the individual team members. Steve is confident that he is still on track to start at Atlanta and finish with a medal.
Two members of the victorious ICBC Thames Cup eight at Henley were rewarded with the 'spare pair' slot at the Worlds, travelling to cover for any accidents or illness in the team. Louis Attrill (second year Civil Engineering student) and Simon Dennis (first year Biology student) now have their sights set on a full team place next year in Atlanta. As with many of Imperial's oarsmen, Louis was a complete novice when he arrived at Imperial and in just two seasons has won twice at Henley and represented his country at Under-23 level.
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