Rowing: Wednesday races called off due to bad weather

Carla Harmon
August 11, 2016

The abandonment is the second of the meeting, caused by gusts affecting the middle 1000m of the 2000m course, and will further increase the backlog of races which need to be completed.

Organisers will announce a revised schedule later on Wednesday.

Great Britain's Peter Lambert, Angus Groom, Sam Townsend and Jack Beaumont were due to contest the men's event, but will now have to hold tight and wait for the rescheduled event.

Races were also cancelled on Sunday after several boats filled up with water during pre-race training, including that of Olympic single sculls champion Miroslava Topinkova Knapkova.

Officials said they would make a decision later on whether races could take place in the afternoon.

Rio de Janeiro - Heavy rain brought lengthy delays to the fifth day of the Olympic Games tennis tournament on Wednesday and threatened to scupper Rafael Nadal's triple gold medal assault.

Governing body FISA's executive director Matt Smith said the forecast was "looking challenging", with the headwinds making alignment at the start and conditions in the first half of the course tricky.

"The long-term forecast is showing good weather on Friday and Saturday, similar to what we saw at the test event at the junior championships past year".

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