Silver for Stallard's boat in Germany

PUBLISHED: 17:54 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 26 October 2009

Caversham, Reading, Tom STALLARD, GB Rowing Team Training at Redgrave Pinsent Lake, Engand [Credit Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images]

Caversham, Reading, Tom STALLARD, GB Rowing Team Training at Redgrave Pinsent Lake, Engand [Credit Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images]

© Peter Spurrier/Intersport Images

OLYMPIC hopeful Tom Stallard claimed a silver medal from a World Cup regatta in Germany. Welwyn rower Stallard, a former world champion, was part of the new-look GB men s eight that finished second in Munich earlier this month. The crew of Alex Partridge,

OLYMPIC hopeful Tom Stallard claimed a silver medal from a World Cup regatta in Germany.

Welwyn rower Stallard, a former world champion, was part of the new-look GB men's eight that finished second in Munich earlier this month.

The crew of Alex Partridge, 29-year-old Stallard, Matt Langridge, Tom Solesbury, Josh West, Rick Egington, Robin Bourne-Taylor, Colin Smith and cox Acer Nethercott crossed the line behind the Australian boat.

The Aussies clocked 6 minutes 06.38 seconds for the Munich course in the final with the reshuffled GB eight less than a second behind.

China's crew were two seconds further back in third.

A 2007 world bronze medallist, Stallard competed at the Athens Olympics four years ago in the British eight and is hoping to be selected for the Beijing Games later in the summer.

National selectors will make their final decision based on performance at this year's GB trials and during the current World Cup events.

Stallard was fourth in the national trials in Belgium in the men's pairs.

The season's second World Cup gala in Lucerne, Switzerland, takes place from May 30 to June 1.

Cambridge Blue Stallard finished third in the 2007 World Rowing Championships in the men's eight.

He was also a gold medallist in the coxed four in 2002 and won silver in the same boat the following year.

A former Cambridge University president, he rowed four times for the Light Blues in the famous Boat Race against Oxford, winning twice.


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