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Wales row well with it.

WELSH women's rowing squad members Karen Sixsmith, Karri-Anne Backy, Sharon Culley and Kirsten Bricks gave their Commonwealth Games hopes a significant boost with a superb performance in the Two-Head River Races over the Boat Race course in London.

The 6.5km event on the weekend saw the Welsh sculling quartet finish an impressive 15th out of 200 crews, which proved a mammoth effort given the Welsh women are classed as lightweights.

Llandaff men Phil Rees and Hugh Lewis did their Games hopes no harm with a first and third spot in Sunday's single sculls at Kingston after being members of the thirdplaced fours earlier in the day.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 12, 2001
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