Gold and silver for rowing aces as Britannia rules waves
Team GB’s men’s eight rowing team stormed to a convincing victory in the final race at the Lagoa stadium venue in Rio, shortly after their female counterparts had claimed an impressive silver. After an explosive start out of the blocks, Paul Bennett, Scott Durant, Matthew Gotrel, Phelan Hill, Matthew Langridge, Thomas Ransley, Peter Reed, William Satch and Andrew T Hodge dug deep to preserve their lead and push their rivals Germany into silver medal position.
Former Lions captains meet for a dinner in Dublin ahead of the 2017 New Zealand tour: (back row from left to right) Ciaran Fitzgerald, Brian O'Driscoll, Paul O'Connell, Martin Johnson, Gavin Hastings, Finlay Calder; (front row from left to right) Phil Bennett, John Dawes, Willie John McBride, Bill Beaumont, Tom Kiernan and Ronnie Dawson
Matt Gotrel, Constantine Louloudis, Pete Reed, Paul Bennett, Mohamed Sbihi, Alex Gregory, George Nash,Will Satch and Phelan Hill wrote a new chapter in British men’s eights history when they brought up the hat-trick of successive World golds for GB in this event.
County Cricket Club at Lord's in London, circa 1983. Back row (from left): Colin Metson, Neil Williams, Bill Merry, Norman Cowans, Kevan James, Rajesh Maru and William Robins; middle row (from left): Harry Sharp (scorer), Don Bennett (coach), Simon Hughes, Keith Tomlins, Colin Cook, Paul Downton, Andy Smith, Keith Brown and John Miller (physio); front row (from left): Wilf Slack, Wayne Daniel, Phil Edmonds, Mike Gatting, John Emburey, Clive Radley, Graham Barlow and Roland Butcher
Championship gallery: Stratford 13U Babe Ruth Navy
The Stratford 13U Babe Ruth Navy team won the Fairfield County Babe Ruth League Championship on June 19 at Unity Park in Trumbull. Team members include, front row, from left, Ethan David, Paul Lagerfeld, DJ Bennett, Lucas Smith and Kyle Shannon. Second row, coach Bob David, Tommy Shannon, Anthony Gabriele, Nate Smith, Michael Gramse, Ivan Martinez and manager Tom Smith. Photo: Contributed / Contributed Photo / Contributed photo