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Ourc Mens 8+ In China

Aug. 3, 2011

The Otago University Men's Eight has just raced in China in an International Universities Regatta - all expenses paid by our hosts. There were 12 Universities competing, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Pavia from Italy, Amsterdam, University of London and four Chinese Universities. The interesting thing is - The Chinese organisers decided that the final placings would be decided by the total times of the heat and final combined! We won our Heat and Tsinghua won there heat, Pavia University and Amsterdam and Harvard were close behind. In the final Otago had a slow start but came back through the field with both Tsinghua and Amsterdam getting out to a length, Otago pulled Amsterdam back in just before the line beating them by 0.7secs. Tsinghua University won for the second year in a row by 1 length. We now move on to race in Beijing on the Olympic course this weekend.

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OURC Mens 8 in China

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