Oliver Wynne-Griffith rowing

SZEGED, HUNGARY - APRIL 27: Oliver Wynne-Griffith and Tom George of Great Britain compete in Men's Pair Semifinal A/B1 race during the European Rowing Championships 2024 at National Canoeing and Rowing Olympic Center on April 27, 2024 in Szeged, Hungary. (Photo by Nikola Krstic/MB Media/Getty Images)

Ollie Wynne-Griffith Vows To Stay Clear Of Chasing Pack Ahead Of Olympics

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By David Williams

Ollie Wynne-Griffith insists he and teammate Tom George will strive for more improvement after they underlined their favourites’ tag for the Olympic Games by winning the men’s pair final at the World Rowing Cup.

Welsh star Wynne-Griffith led the way as they won the first of seven medals for Great Britain on the final day of the regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.

They beat Spain’s Jaime Canalejo Pazos and Javier Garcia and Switzerland’s Roman Roeoesli and Andrin Gulich, who won silver and bronze respectively.

It was a second World Cup gold in 2024 for Wynne-Griffith and George and maintained their winning streak this season.

Wynne-Griffith said: “It’s nice to be unbeaten – great.

“But we don’t want to dwell on that, we don’t want to stop. We have learnings to take away and there are parts that we know can be better.

“But we are happy with today and it’s good to get a win on a beautiful lake.”

George said: “We were in control and we are happy with that, but we’re never going to stop and be happy with where we’re at. We’ll keep pushing.

“People keep asking us about expectations and telling us we’re favourites now, it doesn’t really matter.

“We have a lot of training to do and we want to keep pushing to find more speed.”

The women’s four earned another gold for Britain, the team including two-time Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover.

In the men’s four, Britain picked up a bronze and the women’s eight earned silver for GB.

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