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Oarsome Phwoarsome

by | 23rd, August 2004

‘AS all the papers carry pictures of a tearful Paula Radcliffe on their front pages this morning, we at Anorak ask: ‘What does it take to win an Olympic gold’?

‘Lucy Pinder’s what you need, if you want to be the best…’

What does it take to – in the words of the late Roy Castle – be the best, to beat the rest? Obviously, we know from Roy that dedication is what you need.

But what else was it that drove the men’s coxless four on in those last few metres to hold off the fast finishing Canadian quartet?

The answer, it appears, was Lucy Pinder.

The Star today reveals that the ‘oarsome’ 20-year-old was the secret weapon behind the success of Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell et al.

Bournemouth’s finest met the four at Henley before they flew out to Athens and wished them ‘the bust of British’.

‘Then,’ says the Star, ‘she gave the boys a flash of her own lucky charms – her perfect 34FF boobs. And they certainly worked.’

They certainly did, as ‘a source close to the rowers’ explains.

‘Meeting Lucy was a golden opportunity for the guys before they flew to Athens. Her good luck charms certainly rubbed off on them.’

Just think how much faster the boys would have gone if it had been a coxed four and Lucy had been sitting in the back of the boat calling the strokes…’

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