James brothers, U.S. men's eight crew advance to rowing final


ON WISCONSIN <b>Grant and Ross James, along with the rest of the U.S. men's eight crew, will move on to Wednesday's final after dominating the first heat at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
Grant and Ross James, along with the rest of the U.S. men's eight crew, will move on to Wednesday's final after dominating the first heat at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
ON WISCONSIN

July 28, 2012

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LONDON -- Fraternal twins Grant and Ross James led the U.S. men's 8+ to a first-place finish in heat 1 of the Olympic men's rowing eight heats at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London on Saturday morning.

Grant and Ross, who rowed directly behind one another in seat 2 and seat 3, respectively, and the rest of the U.S. squad beat out Australia with a time of 5:30.72 to reach Wednesday's final.

Heat 1 included the U.S., Australia, Poland and Ukraine, with the James brothers and Co. edging out the Australians by a half-length. The U.S. will now move on to the finals where they will join Germany. The remainder of the field will compete in the repechage for a spot in the final on Aug. 1.

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