Satch storms into Olympic final
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WILL Satch and George Nash stormed into the men's pairs final with a sensational win in the semi-final.
The pair, who are only 22, recovered from a slow start to lead the race after the 1000m mark and promptly proceeded to row through the opposition in a confident, efficient manner, finishing in a time of 6:56.46.
Satch, who learnt to row at Shiplake College, will row in the final on Friday at 11.50am and will be joined by France and Australia who finished second and third respectively.
The pair have every chance of getting a medal given their impressive form so far.
READING University Boat Club's Charles Cousins was part of the men's quadruple sculls that became the first British quad to make an Olympic final.
Cousins, Stephen Rowbotham, Tom Solesbury and stroke Matthew Wells finished third in their semi-final to take the last qualifying spot for Friday's final.
Croatia, unbeaten in 2012, won the race in 6:03.39 with Australia just nicking second place ahead of Great Britain.
The GB quad were trailing behind the opening 1000m of the race but stepped it up in the final 500m to overtake Russia and put themselves in a position to chase down the Australians, eventually finishing in a time of 6:05.71.
Their final is on Friday at 11.30am.
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