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Olympic medals for Cambridge rowing alumni

Team Cambridge has tallied two gold medals and two bronze medals at Eton Dorney, the venue hosting the Olympic rowing regatta.  Below are the details, in chronological orders.  

Tom Ransley (Hughes Hall, CUBC) GBR M8+ BRONZE

CUBC Blue and member of the British Men's Eight crew, Tom Ransley (sixth from the left, including the cox)  rowed into third place with a time of 5:51:18 in the Olympic final, thus gaining a bronze medal on 1 August 2012.  The other places on the podium were won by Germany (Gold, 5:48:75) and Canada (Silver, 5:49:98).

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George Nash (St Catharine's, CUBC President) GBR M2- BRONZE

The new CUBC President George Nash (right) rowed with his recent partner Will Satch to a bronze medal in his debut Olympics on 3 August 2012 with a time of 6:21.77.  The French pair were less than a second ahead in second place (6:21:77).

Interviewed after the race, George commented: "It's unreal. Awesome."

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Anna Watkins (Newnham, NCBC) GBR W2x GOLD

A Natural Sciences graduate who began rowing at Newnham and then went through GB Rowing's START development programme, Anna (right) won Gold with three-time Silver medallist Katherine Grainger on 3 August 2012 in 6:55:82.

Commenting on their achievement at Eton Dorney, Anna said: "You feel that you are in a stadium here... It's incredible ... We even had time to enjoy it which is more than you could ever dream of."
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Tom James (Trinity Hall, CUBC) GBR M4- GOLD

2008 Gold medallist Tom James (second from left) rowed to victory with Oxonian alumni Andy Triggs Hodge and Lt Peter Reed.  The fourth man, new to the boat, was Alex Gregory. The British crew came in first with a time of 6:03.97 on 4 August 2012.

Talking to BBC Sport after the race, Tom said: "the crowd is phenomenal and I'm just so excited to be here. I'm so proud."
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