Stallard's Olympic heat postponed in choppy Chinese waters

PUBLISHED: 13:25 10 August 2008 | UPDATED: 22:13 26 October 2009

Poznan, POLAND, GBR M8+,  Race for lanes, move away from the start area. at the 2008 FISA World Cup. Rowing Regatta. Malta Rowing Course on Saturday, 21/06/2008. [Mandatory Credit:  Peter SPURRIER / Intersport Images]
Crew, Bow - Alex PARTRIDGE, Tom STALLARD, Tom LUCY, Richard EGINGTON, Josh WEST, Alastair HEATHCOTE, Matt LANDGRIDGE stroke Colin SMITH and cox Acer NETHERCOTT

Poznan, POLAND, GBR M8+, Race for lanes, move away from the start area. at the 2008 FISA World Cup. Rowing Regatta. Malta Rowing Course on Saturday, 21/06/2008. [Mandatory Credit: Peter SPURRIER / Intersport Images] Crew, Bow - Alex PARTRIDGE, Tom STALLARD, Tom LUCY, Richard EGINGTON, Josh WEST, Alastair HEATHCOTE, Matt LANDGRIDGE stroke Colin SMITH and cox Acer NETHERCOTT

Peter Spurrier/Intersport-Images

TEWIN Olympian Tom Stallard will have to wait to get in the men s eight boat after the rowing competition was hit by a storm. Stallard, who competed at the Athens Olympics four years ago, was due to open his medal quest with the GB crew in the heats at Sh

TEWIN Olympian Tom Stallard will have to wait to get in the men's eight boat after the rowing competition was hit by a storm.

Stallard, who competed at the Athens Olympics four years ago, was due to open his medal quest with the GB crew in the heats at Shunyi, near Beijing, today.

However, heavy rain and the threat of a thunderstorm forced the men's and women's eight heats to be postponed for the day.

Both the men's and women's eights will now start their Olympic campaigns on Monday, August 11.

The British men's crew go in the second heat against

America, hosts China and Germany.

Stallard, 29, will sit in the two seat alongside bow Alex Partridge, Tom Lucy, Richard Egington, Josh West, Alastair Heathcote, Matt Langridge, stroke Colin Smith and cox Acer Nethercott in the GB boat.

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