Crow takes rowing silver, now for the next biggest race of her life

Rupert Guinness Kim Crow could not think about the biggest individual race of her life - the Olympic single scull final - after crewing with Brooke Pratley to win a silver medal in the double scull.

Rowing silver in the bag, but tonight's the night

Kim Crow

Rupert Guinness, Dorney Lake Australian rower Kim Crow can't get enough of the physical and mental pain that top-rung athletes have to endure.

Rowing silver & bronze

Australia's Brooke Pratley and Kim Crowe win silver in the womens double sculls
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 3rd of August 2012

Kim Crow and Brooke Pratley placed second in the double sculls. They finished strongly to be just over a boat length behind British winners Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger.

Rowing's rogue: I'm so ashamed

Australian rower Joshua Booth.

Caroline Wilson It was in a quiet corner of English heaven that Josh Booth's private hell went public.


How a former runner could have plenty to crow about - in rowing

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24:  Rower Kim Crow of Australia talks to the media during an Australia Rowing press conference at Eton Dorney on July 24, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Kyle Mackey-Laws It's fast becoming one of Australia's feel-good stories from the London Olympics.


Women's rowing drama continues

Australian Womens Eight team training.

Caroline Wilson The exclusion of reserve rower Emma McCarthy from the competition’s headquarters outside London has emerged as another bone of contention for the Australian women’s eight on the eve of its Olympic...

Women's pair win silver in rowing

Olympics 2012.  Rowing. Final of Womens Coxless Pair. Kate Hornsey and Sarah Tait (right) win silver at Eton Dorney an hour West of London.  August 1st 2012. Photo by Jason South

In front of a roaring crowd at Eton Dorney, Kate Hornsey and Sarah Tait surged home to grab silver and the first rowing medal for Australia at the 2012 Games.

Richard Hinds

Every long white cloud has a silver lining for Team Oceania

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds In Atlanta 16 years ago, a huge billboard prominently displayed in the Olympic city spruiking the wares of a sneaker company proclaimed: ''Second is the first loser''.

Same old story as men's four are pipped at the post by Brits

London Olympic Games  2012Rowing at Eton Dorney , The Final of the mens four , Australia finish second to Great BritainPhoto Pat Scala The AgeSaturday the 4th  of August 2012

Caroline Wilson One crew symbolised the Australian Olympic assault on its historic rowing foe and 2012 Games host. The men's four came to one of the world's prettiest rowing courses to brutalise the British world...

A silver medal in the pocket, four Olympics down, Drew Ginn ponders the end


Rupert Guinness IT began with Drew Ginn talking optimistically about the potential of his crewmates and the Australian men's coxless four boat after he raced with them to win an Olympic silver medal.


Pratley finding success hard to comprehend

Brooke Pratley

By Chris Dutton IF YOU'RE born a country girl you stay a country girl. Just hours after winning an Olympic Games silver, Brooke Pratley was more concerned about her fellow Goulburn athletes than the ''big and...

Defiant Crow swoops to land second medal in two days

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Kim Crow of Australia celebrates with her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's Single Sculls on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness Some questioned the wisdom of Kim Crow tackling two events in the Olympic regatta, but she silenced her doubters with a bronze in the women's single scull final on Saturday, just a day after...


'Unfair' finals failure leaves Cook hungry for more

16th February 2012, Sport, Journalist: Courtney Rees. Photographed by KATHERINE GRIFFITHS, Portrait of AIS Rower Sarah Cook training for the 2012 Olympics.

Chris Dutton The fairytale script was supposed to help Sarah Cook claim the Olympic Games medal she desperately craved but the rowing Gods left the Canberran ''gutted'' in London.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 8

London Olympic Games  2012
Track & Field at The Olympic Stadium London , Australia's Mitchell Watt in the long jump qualifying
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 3rd  of August 2012

Daniel Sankey It's Day 8 at the London Olympics, when we say good-bye to the swimming so we can Bolt to the athletics.

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Bowed Booth comes clean on village green

Josh Booth.

Caroline Wilson In a corner of English heaven Josh Booth's private hell went public.

Chris Dutton

Mills magic puts boom into Boomers

Patrick Mills

Chris Dutton He destroyed Britain and now Patrick Mills has set his sights on leading the Australian Boomers to one of the biggest upsets in Olympic Games basketball history.

Wu makes it five out of five for China


Robert Dillon WU Minxia made it five gold medals from five diving events for the Chinese after winning the 3m springboard final at the London Olympics on Sunday.

Fear our top rowers won't go on


Caroline Wilson The greatest challenge for the sport after the London Games will be to keep its rowers in the boats.

Ethiopia's Gelana wins women's marathon

Tiki Gelana

Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana won gold in the women's marathon which was run through the streets of London in an Olympic record time of 2hr 23min 7sec.

Coates: compulsory sport a missing link in medal evolution

John Coates

Caroline Wilson THE president of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has urged Australian swimming to ''have a look at themselves'' and has blamed the federal government's failure to introduce compulsory...