Helen Glover and Team GB teammate Polly Swann finish second in the coxless women’s semi-finals

Helen Glover and Team GB team-mate Polly Swann finish second in the women’s no-handlebar semi-final… with Greece popping up out of nowhere to take gold for Thursday’s final in Tokyo

Helen Glover and Polly Swann will face each other in the coxless women’s final after finishing second in the semi-final.

The Team GB led early and seemed well on track for a world best time in Tokyo.

But Greece came out of nowhere to win the semifinals, while Olympic champion Australia was eliminated after Canada finished third.

Helen Glover and Polly Swann compete in the coxless women’s final

Team GB led early and looked well on course for a world best time in Tokyo

Team GB led early and looked well on course for a world best time in Tokyo

Glover and Swann are now preparing for Thursday’s final and will face the likes of Canada, Greece, New Zealand, Spain and the Russian Olympic Committee all vying for medals.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Glover retired from rowing shortly after Rio 2016, after defending her title in London 2012.

She then announced her return earlier in 2021 and for this summer’s Games, and will now try to defend her title for the second consecutive Games.

But Greece came out of nowhere to win the semi-finals, while Olympic champion Australia was pushed out

But Greece came out of nowhere to win the semi-finals, while Olympic champion Australia was pushed out

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