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BREAKING: Team GB misses out on rowing bronze by half a second

Vicky Thornley narrowly missed out on bronze to come fourth in the women’s single sculls final.

Following a difficult regatta for the British team, Thornley came within half a second of a place on the podium but was just beaten by Austria’s Magdalena Lobnig

New Zealand’s Emma Twigg took gold, with Hanna Prakatsen, for the ROC, winning silver.

Speaking after the race, Thornley told the BBC: “I don’t think I could have done anything more. I was confident I could come through in the second half but in the last 100 I just fell away.

“I knew I was racing for bronze, it was about me and the Austrian Magdalena Lobnig, I thought I could reel her back in but fair play to her she’s an awesome athlete.

“I’ve given it absolutely everything I’ve got.”

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