Thames boat race won by Cambridge as Oxford race ruined by protest and oar break

15:05 07 April 2012

Cambridge beat Oxford in the famous boat race on the River Thames today - following a lengthy delay when a protestor swam onto the course near Chiswick.

Police boats arrived at the scene to pluck the solitary man following the disruption at around 2.25pm.

In an incident-pack race, the Oxford team lost an oar in a clash between the two boats soon after the race re-started near to Hammersmith Bridge.

That handed Cambridge an easy win in the 158th annual race between the universities, after being down in the contest when the protestor picked his moment to disrupt proceedings.

Oxford launched an unsuccessful appeal against the result straight after crossing the finish line.

Oxford rower, Dr Alex Woods required medical attention after he collapsed in boat following the end of the race.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Monday, February 8, 2016
Smooth (Photo: Kingston Police)

When faced with a frantic police chase, most people would just stand and gape.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport