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Rowing rescheduled due to poor weather

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Day five of the 2016 Olympic Games rowing regatta was cancelled due to poor weather in Rio de Janeiro.

Strong winds and rain meant that Australia’s men’s four (semi-final), women’s eight (repechage) and men’s quadruple sculls (final) were unable to race today.

Organisers have now released an updated schedule of racing which sees a change in Thursday’s racing for Australia’s crews.

The following Australian crews will now race on Thursday, 11 August:

09:30 Local Time (10:30 AEST) – Semi-Final Men’s Four

09:50 Local Time (10:50 AEST) – Repechage Women’s Eight

10:12 Local Time (23:12 AEST) – Final Men’s Quadruple Sculls

10:44 Local Time (23:44 AEST) – Final Men’s Pair

12:50 Local Time (01:50 AEST) – B-Final Women’s Double Sculls

13:00 Local Time (02:00 AEST) – B-Final Men’s Double Sculls

This revised schedule means that two Australian crews will be racing finals on Thursday – the men’s quadruple sculls and the men’s pair.

Subject to weather conditions on Thursday, a further update will be provided after 7:30 Rio time (20:30 AEST).

Lucy Benjamin