Oxford win Women’s Boat Race

The Cambridge crew struggle with the condition

Once the water started to get into the Cambridge boat, they struggled to cope

Oxford made it four wins in a row in the Women’s Boat Race after the Cambridge boat almost sank in the latter stages.

The Dark Blues went in as favourites and coped better with the tricky conditions.

Oxford successfully found the shallower waters on the Thames and were able to power on to a comfortable victory.

Cambridge battled on and managed to avoid sinking but finished well behind their rivals.

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Cambridge almost sink as Oxford win women’s race

Oxford president Maddy Badcott was full of praise for cox Morgan Baynham-Williams who engineered the move across the river, which helped give them victory.

“We are so lucky to have Morgan – she smashed it today,” Badcott told BBC Sport.

“Those conditions are probably the worst I have experienced on the Tideway and I’m so glad it has worked out for us and our training paid off.

“This is probably the best team I have ever been part of and that spirit got us through the race.”

More to follow.

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