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Redgrave: Three golds still disappointing

ESPN staff
May 28, 2012
Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the women's pair final © Getty Images

Sir Steve Redgrave has confessed he feels slightly let down by Great Britain's performance at the Rowing World Cup - despite three gold medals.

The men's four, women's pair and women's lightweight double scull all tasted success in Lucerne on Sunday, in what was the final competition before the Olympic squad is announced on June 6.

There were also medals for the men's eight, who grabbed silver, and the lightweight four, who claimed bronze.

However, the hat-trick of golds was not enough to fully satisfy Redgrave, the five-time Olympic champion.

"Overall I'm slightly disappointed in the British team so far this year but my target is four gold medals this summer, and that is still possible," Redgrave told BBC Sport.

"Three golds, one silver and one bronze is a great performance, the best of any nation in Lucerne - and yet I'm disappointed because our standards are so high. But I'd rather have that disappointment now than in the first four days of August."

Meanwhile, Britain's Louis Smith took home silver on the pommel horse at the Men's Artistic Gymnastics European Championship in Montpellier.

Smith, a bronze winner at the 2008 Olympics, said: "The week has been superb for British gymnastics. We won the team title and now I've added a silver."

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