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When Eric Murray and Hamish Bond jump into their boat in Rio, people wont be asking whether theyre going to win, but by how much. Air Jordan 3 Retro Outlet .The New Zealand pair hasnt lost a race since 2007, so anything but a third consecutive Olympic gold medal would be a major upset.Some of their closest competitors have switched events to avoid having to compete against the blond Kiwis, something that has only strengthened their grip on the mens pair.Here are some of the other things to watch for in the rowing competition.NO SPLASHINGWater quality is a serious concern in the Rodrigo de Freitas lake, where an Associated Press investigation last year found high levels of viruses.Though the international rowing federation called the water quality very acceptable at last years Junior World Championships, its medical commission recommends rowers to avoid inadvertent immersion, including splashing.Taking no chances, the U.S. team will be training in special suits with anti-microbial features. Katelin Snyder, who coxes the U.S. womens eight, said shed gladly skip the tradition of throwing the coxswain in the water, saying winning would be enough of a celebration.THE FANTASTIC EIGHTThe U.S. womens eight is one of most successful teams in international sports, having won every World Championship and Olympic gold medal since 2006.The dynasty has endured even though the crews have changed. Only two rowers, Meghan Musnicki and Eleanor Logan, remain from the eight that won gold in the London Olympics.The biggest menace to the U.S. winning streak is likely to come from New Zealand or Great Britain, which nearly caught up with the Americans in a World Cup race in May in Switzerland.CATCHING CRABSWhen rowers talk about catching a crab theyre not thinking about trapping crustaceans from the boat.The expression is used to describe what happens when the oar blade gets caught in the water at the wrong moment. This causes the oar to flip, which slows down the boat and sometimes it can knock the rower into the water.Its rare among top-level rowers but it happens. Australias mens four caught a crab just ahead of the finish line in a World Cup event in May, which allowed Britain to surge past them and win.RULE BRITTANIA?Britain topped the medal table for rowing in London 2012 with four gold, two silver and three bronze medals. It was Britains biggest medal haul ever in the sport.Thats going to be tough to match for Team GB in Rio. Helen Glover and Heather Stanning will be hard to beat in the womens pair but 40-year-old Katherine Grainger, competing in her fifth Olympics, may find it tough to defend her gold in the womens double sculls. This time Grainger is partnering with Vicky Thornley.Britain has won 63 Olympic medals in rowing, second only to the United States.CROATIAN BROTHERSMartin and Valent Sinkovic are two-time world champions in the mens double sculls and big favorites to win Croatias first Olympic gold in rowing.They used to race in the quadruple sculls and won the silver medal in that event in London four years ago. After teaming up in the doubles in 2014 they havent lost a single race.Valent, 27, is a year older that Martin. Both say they were introduced to rowing by a third brother, Matija Sinkovic. White Air Jordan 3 Retro . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation. Pink Air Jordan 3 Retro . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. http://www.cheapairjordan3retro.com/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. WINNIPEG -- A grim-faced coach Tim Burke was left scrambling to replace his top receiver Wednesday after Cory Watson was injured on the last play of the weeks last practice for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Burke bit his tongue when asked to comment on the hit by safety Dan West but said even when practising at full speed, the rule is you dont hurt your teammates. "Were going to have a personnel meeting right after this. Thats why you dont hurt your own teammates on the last play of the (last) practice of the week," he said. "Now youve got to rework your game plan with no practice." The Bombers host the Toronto Argonauts on Friday. Watson was going for a long ball near the sidelines and as he caught it he pushed West off. West came back with a hard push out of bounds that sent Watson tumbling. The slotback almost hit the teams camera and he rolled on the ground, clearly in pain, until he was helped, limping, off the field with what has initially been diagnosed as a hamstring injury. With 215 yards so far this season, he is well ahead as the teams leading receiver and Burkes replacement options are few with a game so close and his injury list so long. Chris Matthews, last years leading receiver and CFL top rookie, was already questionable for Friday. Veteran Terrence Edwards is still recovering from a shoulder injury. Doug Pierce is starting and Carl Fitzgerald was already going on the roster to replace longsnapper Chris Cvetkovic, out with back issues, but Burke said everything was up in the air Wednesday. Earlier in the week, expressing his displeasure with parts of the offence, Burke had talked of making some roster changes. But this wasnt what he was envvisioning. Cheap Air Jordan 3 Retro. "If we were going to make those roster changes theyve all gone out the window with injuries this week and who might or might not play," he said. Its a question of who is healthy enough to go in as the Bombers cope with a fairly long list of injuries for just the fourth week of the CFL season. But Burkes problems are magnified because Watson is also the best blocker of the receiving corps and a key to the running game. This might even open a door for local boy Brett Carter, a Winnipeg Rifles product who the Bombers liked enough to keep around on the practice squad after camp. "It was a downer at the end of practice," Burke said of Watsons injury. "Thats not something you want to end practice on but weve got to regroup and theres no excuses, weve got to line up and play as hard as we can play." The Bombers offence has been their weakest link this season but theyre not alone in the CFL East. In fact, they remain in a four-way tie at 1-2. Quarterback Buck Pierce remains convinced the Bombers can turn things around. "Were 1-2. Were tied for first in the East. Everybody around us wants to push panic buttons now," he said. "I believe its a long season and were growing and were making strides." Offensive lineman Chris Greaves agrees they have to make changes after allowing six sacks last week in Guelph against Hamilton and essentially making the same mistake twice. "Thats unacceptable," Greaves said after practice. "Weve just got to make changes and weve got to pick up everything. Thats our job and what we get paid for and thats what we have to do and were going to do it." 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