Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Olympic cox dies

OLYMPIC cox Acer Nethercott died on Saturday, aged 35, following a battle with brain cancer.

OLYMPIC cox Acer Nethercott died on Saturday, aged 35, following a battle with brain cancer.

Nethercott, who was from Essex, coxed the British men’s eight to Olympic silver in Beijing in 2008. The crew included Alex Partridge and was coached by Mark Banks, both of Leander Club. He also helped Oxford to two Boat Race wins.

He had been in contention to cox the men’s eight for London 2012 before the role was given to Leander’s Phelan Hill.

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