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Three in a row for Blyth ace Dixon after close finish.

IT was a case of three-in-arow for Blyth rower Natalie Dixon as claimed her third consecutive European Indoor Rowing Open championship.

The event, which also doubled up with the UK Indoor Rowing Championship, was held at Nottingham University attracting a host of competitors from all over Europe. Representing Cambois Rowing Club who practise on the River Wansbeck, 13-year-old Dixon, rowing in her age category, started in the front row of a field of 30 thanks to her obtaining one of the top qualifying times for this event.

It wasn't all plain sailing, though, as Dixon was involved in a tight race, but her class eventually shone through at the last to take the gold medal by two metres.

Cambois team-mate Kasey Jobling also took part in her specific age category, but the 15-yearold was cruelly denied a podium finish.

The Wansbeck rower had seemed set for a bronze medal only for the Finnish entrant to surge past in the final few metres to pip her.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2012
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