London 2012 Olympics rowing: Team GB women"s eight reach final

Dutch of class as Team GB women's eight qualify in fourth for final at Eton Dorney

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10:25 GMT, 31 July 2012

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Great Britain women's eight qualified for the Olympic final after finishing fourth in the repechage at Eton Dorney.

The race was won in thrilling fashion by Holland, who held off a strong challenge from Romania, with Australia in third.

The British crew, bronze medallists at the world championships last year, finished a length behind in fourth to claim the last available place in Thursday's final.

Team GB women's eight crew (right to left) Victoria Thornley, Katie Greves, Annabel Vernon, Natasha Page, Lindsey Maguire, Jessica Eddie, Louisa Reeve and Olivia Whitlamfinished fourth in the repechage at Eton Dorney

May the fourth be with you: Team GB women's eight crew (right to left) Victoria Thornley, Katie Greves, Annabel Vernon, Natasha Page, Lindsey Maguire, Jessica Eddie, Louisa Reeve and Olivia Whitlam finished fourth