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17:00 Friday 13 April 2012 

Grainger partners Watkins for GB in world cup

Maidenhead's Katherine Grainger
Maidenhead's Katherine Grainger

Katherine Grainger continues her partnership with Anna Watkins in the women’s double scull after being selected to race for GB at the opening world cup of the season in Belgrade from May 4-6.

The Maidenhead resident and Marlow Rowing Club member is one of several local rowers chosen for GB in this Olympic year.

Marlow clubmate Zac Purchase resumes his reigning World and Olympic Champion pairing with Mark Hunter in the lightweight men’s double scull, while 1992 Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle, from Marlow, who turned 40 last month, has been selected in the men’s eight.

Rob Williams, from Maidenhead, is backin the lightweight men’s four in which he won World bronze last summer and World gold in 2010.

He will race with brothers Peter and Richard Chambers and Chris Bartley.

Windsor’s Adam Freeman-Pask will race in the non-Olympic class lightweight men’s pair with Paul Mattick.

The final build-up to London 2012 includes three international world cup regattas starting in Belgrade before moving on to Lucerne (May 25-27) and then Munich (June 15-17).

The GB rowers must wait until June 6 before the final selection for seats at the Olympics is announced.

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